16-year-old charged with attempted murder in gang initiation beating
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE March 17, 2014 7:34AM
Updated: March 17, 2014 7:53AM
A 16-year-old boy faces attempted murder charges after allegedly beating another boy, 15, who refused to join a gang Sunday morning.
About 2:30 a.m., the 16-year-old and “several other offenders” hit, stabbed and robbed the 15-year-old then put him in a dumpster in the 2700 block of South Homan after he refused to join the gang, police said. The 15-year-old was later taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.
The 16-year-old was charged as a juvenile with attempted first-degree murder, kidnapping, robbery, battery and gang recruitment of a minor, police said.
His name was not released Sunday night.