Teen charged in killing of Illinois man, two other men face murder charges, cops say

teen charged with murder of illinois man two other faces charges also
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Dec. 14 2021, Published 12:29 p.m. ET

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A Rockford man was shot to death and now police say a 15-year-old boy is among three people charged in connection to the murder.

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Around 5 p.m. on Dec. 11, police said officers responded to a call regarding a shooting in Rockford, Illinois.

At the scene, officials said a 26-year-old man walked into a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound, WREX reported. The man later died from his injuries.

The victim's name has not been released.

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According to witnesses, a silver SUV was believed to be involved in the shooting.

The SUV was later found by police and they arrested 20-year-old Jeremiah Coleman and a 15-year-old boy, authorities said. They also named 22-year-old Devon Hickman in the murder investigation.

Officials said the 15-year-old has been charged with felony murder, two counts of aggravated discharge and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Hickman is facing felony murder charges, as well as five counts of aggravated discharge of a weapon, officials said. Coleman was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Officials said the shooting is still under investigation. Police did not release a motive for the shooting.


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