Teen accused in fatal shooting of 11-year-old held without bond

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A teen accused in the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old Chicago girl is being held without bond.

Last Friday, in Chicago’s East Garfield park neighborhood, police say 18-year-old Tevin Lee,  a recent 3.0 high school graduate and known gang member, pulled hand gun out and fired on a group of boys but only hit a little girl: Shimya Adams.

Shimya died from a shot that entered her friend’s apartment through an cracked window.

Police say Lee was in the neighborhood because of a fight five hours earlier.  A 14-year-old friend of his was knocked off his bike and beaten by two people. The teen told his brother who got another cousin as well as Lee and they went looking for those responsible.

Police and prosecutors say they have an eyewitness that put the gun in Lee’s hands and he was picked out of line up.  He also told a witness he got rid of the gun.

Lee’s godfather is holding out hope the evidence prosecutors believe they have is wrong. He says his godson was working at anti violence program this summer and preparing for college.

Lee is facing three charges, first degree murder, felony murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm.  He is due be back in court on August 12th.

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