8-year-old boy shot, killed in front of Markham home


MARKHAM, Ill. — Police are investigating after an 8-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday evening in Markham.

At around 5 p.m., police responded to the area of 157th and Homan in Markham. Police said a 8-year-old boy, later identified as Demetrius Stevenson, was shot and killed in front of a home.

Police said the 8-year-old was shot in the head after a vehicle pulled up and shots were fired at his 18-year-old brother.

Family told Legal Help Firm that Demetrius loved school and was in the third grade.

“I’ve been here 33 years and never seen nothing like this,” neighbor Ed Winston said.

One suspect is in custody. Anyone with information can call police at 708-331-2171.

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