Chicago teenager accused of murder after allegedly shooting man selling loose cigarettes on train

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Source: MEGA

Sep. 3 2021, Published 10:36 a.m. ET

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An Illinois teenager was charged with murder as an adult after he allegedly fatally shot a man aboard a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train, police said.

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Surveillance allegedly shows 17-year-old Sherell Stafford was on the train with two other people on Aug 19 around 4:15 p.m. when Keiwaun Crayton, 23, entered the car, prosecutors said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Crayton, who appeared to be selling loose cigarettes, then exited to an adjoining car and seemed to hold the door between train cars shut when the trio allegedly tried to follow him.

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At the next stop, the three got off the train and entered Crayton’s car, where Stafford allegedly flashed a gun in his waistband and began fighting Crayton after the man pushed him, prosecutors said.=

As the pair scuffled, prosecutors claimed, Stafford allegedly shot Crayton multiple times and then fled with the other two people he was with and hopped aboard a CTA bus.

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The victim was struck in the arm and later pronounced dead at an area hospital, television station WFLD reported.

Prosecutors said detectives identified Stafford as a suspect after lifting his fingerprints from a McDonald’s cup left at the crime scene, and authorities took Stafford into custody on Sept. 1.

The teenager, who at the time of the alleged shooting was on probation in connection to a 2020 gun conviction, was charged with first-degree murder as an adult. He is being held without bail.

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