Prosecutor: Teen threatens to kill 14-year-old before shooting him
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporter August 27, 2013 2:02PM
A bicycle riding teenager allegedly threatened another youth, telling the boy and his friend that he could “kill them” right now before opening fire on the South Side over the weekend.
“I could kill one of you right now,” said Abrihim Malone as he and two others passed by the 14-year-old victim and his pal in the 600 block of E. 62nd Street Sunday night, Cook County prosecutors said.
Malone, 16, then pulled out a handgun and shot in the direction of the younger boy and struck him in the leg, Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Pillsbury said.
The victim, who also was on a bicycle, tried to ride away but had to stop because his leg went numb, Pillsbury said.
Despite Malone’s threat, the 14-year-old boy survived.
Malone was identified by the victim and another witness and admitted his role in the shooting, Pillsbury said.
Malone was ordered held in lieu of $600,000 bail Tuesday for aggravated battery with a firearm.
He was found delinquent as a juvenile for an unlawful use of a weapon charge in March and has a pending weapons case, according to court records.