A man was found not guilty Monday of the murder of a 16-year-old boy in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood in 2014.
Daryl Lee was found not guilty Wednesday after a three-day trial before Judge Vincent Gaughn, according to Cook County court records.
Authorities claimed Lee used a .45 caliber handgun to fatally shoot Marquise Harris in the chest about 11:15 p.m. Jan. 11, 2014, during a party in a second-floor apartment in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue.
Harris was arguing with his girlfriend when Lee, who was a friend of the woman, intervened, police said.
Lee left the gathering, but later returned and shot Harris in the chest, authorities alleged. He was arrested in May 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Harris, who lived on the same block where he was shot, died at Stroger Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Lee had been held in the Cook County Jail without bond since his arrest.