Teen boy charged with fatal shooting in Austin: policeon March 31, 2021 at 9:31 am

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with a fatal shooting in September in Austin on the West Side.

The boy, whose name has been withheld because he is a minor, has been charged with a felony count of first-degree murder, Chicago police said.

About 4:55 a.m. Sept. 26, 2021, officers responding to calls of shots fired in the 200 block of North Latrobe Avenue, found 20-year-old Richard Soward unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Soward was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in East Garfield Park.

The 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday after he was identified by police as the person who allegedly fired the fatal shots, police said.

He is due in juvenile court Wednesday.

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