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Teen killed outside game at Chicago State University

Two people are in police custody after a man was shot and killed outside a CPS high school basketball game at Chicago State University.

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Two men accused of shooting and killing a teenager after a basketball game at Chicago State University, are being held without bail.

Michael McNabb, 32, of Chicago, and Stephen Gilbert, 29, of Alsip, were each charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Tyrone Lawson.

Police say an argument during post-game handshakes spilled out to the parking lot Wednesday night, when Simeon Career Academy defeated Morgan Park High School.

Lawson was shot twice in the back, while he was running away.

McNabb and Gilbert appeared in bond court Saturday, and their next hearing is set for Jan. 22.

 

The two men accused of shooting and killing a teenager after a basketball game at Chicago State University, will be in bond court Saturday morning.

Michael McNabb, 32, of Chicago, and Stephen Gilbert, 29, of Alsip, were each charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Tyrone Lawson.

Police say an argument during post-game handshakes spilled out to the parking lot Wednesday night, when Simeon Career Academy defeated Morgan Park High School.

Lawson was shot twice in the back, while he was running away.

Two people are in custody tonight after a teenager was shot and killed on Chicago’s south side last night after a basketball game.

17-year-old Tyrone Lawson was a Morgan Park senior and an honor student with everything going for him. He wanted to go to college and maybe even join the Navy.

Last night he was shot at Chicago State University when a basketball game between Morgan Park and Simeon Career Academy wrapped up violently. handshakes on the floor between players turned into shoves. The scuffle eventually ended up outside. Lawson ran from gun shots and took two bullets in the back. He later died.

Police say the shooters took off in a jeep and they were caught shortly after the shooting.  The weapon was found inside.

Today, Chicago Public Schools called for more police presence on both the school’s campuses.

Two people were taken into custody after a teenager was shot and killed last night after a high school basketball game held at Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive.

The Chicago public schools regularly use the facilities at Chicago State as a sort of neutral territory for sporting events.

But fights during games between Morgan Park and Simeon Academy are becoming commonplace.  Back in September, a person was stabbed in the stands during a football game.  And last night, a young man who attended that football game in September was shot and killed after a basketball game.

Tyrone Lawson, 17, was a big guy.  His aunt called the Morgan Park High School senior a gentle giant.

Despite his size his parents say they always worried about him every time he would leave.  But they thought he would be safe attending last night’s basketball game between Morgan Park and Simeon — mainly because the game was at Chicago State with lots of security.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. shots rang out in the parking lot of the gym after a fight broke out inside and everyone ran out.  Tyrone was hit twice in the back.  He died later at the hospital.

There is speculation the shooting was the result of a brief scuffle between players in the handshake line after the game.

A call went out to be on the lookout for a suspicious Jeep.  Two people were arrested after police found a gun in that Jeep.

Chicago State police chief Randy Watson is being tight-lipped about the investigation.

“We are utilizing the assistance of the Chicago Police Department and all of their resources,” Watson told reporters this morning.  “To the best of my knowledge there have been no charges at this point in time.”

Tyrone’s mother, Pam Wright, says the shooting of young African American men in Chicago has to stop.  She is not sure the gun control bills President Obama has just signed will spare another family the pain and loss she is feeling now.

Pam Wright really wants to know why there was not more security outside the basketball game, especially after the fight broke out on the inside.  The police chief at Chicago State University would not discuss that, saying it is part of the ongoing investigation.

One person was shot on Chicago State University campus tonight.

Chicago police say the responded to a shooting around 9:20 p.m. near Chicago State Dr and Cougar St. on the city’s south side.

Police say the shooting may have happened in a parking lot near the gym.

Chicago Fire Dept says the victim was a male around 20-years-old and taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

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Two people are in police custody after a man is shot and killed outside a CPS high school basketball game at Chicago State University.

It happened at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday outside the campus gym at 95th Street and King Drive after a game between Simeon Career Academy and Morgan Park High School.

Police say an argument during post-game handshakes spilled out to the parking lot.

Someone pulled out a weapon and shot the victim.

A fan at the game said he wasn’t surprised by the shooting.

Police pulled over a Jeep near the school a short time later, and took two people into custody.

A gun was found inside the Jeep.

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