Chicago Teen Charged In 11-Year-Old Shamiyah Adams’ Murder

An 18-year-old man has been charged in the murder of Shamiyah Adams who was shot by a stray bullet during a sleepover, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tevin Lee was charged with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to CBS Chicago.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy told multiple media outlets Lee allegedly shot at rival gang members in retaliation for a week-old fight he wasn’t even involved in. The fight was between two 14-year-old boys. Lee was an acquaintance of one of the boys.

Police have not recovered the murder weapon and did not find any shell casings, according to CBS Chicago. McCarthy said they have nine witnesses willing to testify against Lee.

Shamiyah was with friends eating s’mores and pretending to be around a campfire when she was shot, according to the DNAinfo.

“We set down like a play campfire and that’s when we were just talking. I turned around to have a conversation with her and she just lay down,” Adams’ friend Rashunda Jones, 12, told ABC 7 Chicago.

“I saw the hole in her head. And I ran out, and that’s when I told my mama. And we was all panicking. We didn’t know what to do.”

Adams was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition where she later died, according to NBC Chicago.

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