|BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP)--Authorities in central Illinois have charged a 17 year old boy from Normal in the fatal shooting of a Bloomington teenager earlier this month.
Sixteen year old Trae Massey was shot at his home on Jan. 21 and died a short time later at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says he was shot once in the chest.
Police on Wednesday said the 17 year old boy is jailed on preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter, possession of a stolen firearm and obstruction of justice.
Officers responding to a report of a loud argument on Jan. 21 were told that witnesses saw several people carrying a shooting victim to a car. Massey's relatives had taken him in a private car to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room.