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Old 06-27-2020, 06:19 AM
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Default Chicago shooting: coon charged with killing 2 youfs who asked how tall he was

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Chicago shooting: Man charged with killing 2 teens who asked how tall he was, police say
Chicago police said Laroy Battle, 19, opened fire on two teens in an alley in the South Shore neighborhood after they asked how tall he was.

Friday, June 26, 2020 12:01PM



CHICAGO -- A Chicago man has been charged after police said he fatally shot two teens in the South Shore neighborhood after they asked how tall he was.

Police said Laroy Battle, 19, opened fire on two teens in an alley in the 7900-block of South Luella Avenue around 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.

According to Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan, the shooting took place after the two teens and a friend had a brief encounter with Battle, whom they did not know, in a corner store.

"The victims commented, because, since Battle is quite tall, and they asked him how tall he was and you know, hoped to be that tall someday," Deenihan said. "And unfortunately, obviously we'll never see the full growth of these poor children."

As the three teens walked home, two of them were shot multiple times in the alley. Police said they recovered nine shell casings from the scene.

Jasean Francis, 17, was shot in the back, chest and left hand and taken to University of Chicago Hospital, where he died. Charles Riley, 16, was shot in the back and left leg and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital, where he also died.

Police said the two boy had asked their mothers for the OK to go down the block and buy candy.
"He was a kid," said Francis' aunt Latonya Pettit. "Liked video games, snacks. That was his thing. He would walk into this hospital gift shop daily and purchase snacks."

https://gunmemorial.org/2020/06/20/jasean-francis

Jasean Francis, age 17




https://gunmemorial.org/2020/06/20/charles-riley

Charles Riley, age 16

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