CHICAGO — A 43-year-old man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his 9-year-old neighbor in the city’s Portage Park neighborhood.
Michael Goodman faces one felony count of first-degree murder. He appeared in court Tuesday. Full updates on that court appearance here.
According to police, Serabi Medina was shot in the head in the 3500 block of North Long Avenue around 9:40 p.m. Saturday. The 9-year-old girl was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead.
Police said Goodman was arrested shortly after the shooting after being positvely identified as the shooter.
The offender sustained a gunshot wound to the face, after an apparant struggle with the girl’s father, and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
A weapon was recovered on scene.
Serabi Medina was going to start 4th grade at Reinberg Elementary School this fall.