Teen dies 8 months after Englewood shooting

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Swonn Herron | Cook County sheriff’s office

A 16-year-old boy died Friday night, about eight months after being shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Corey Strothers Jr. was 15 at the time of the Dec. 22, 2015 shooting in the 5900 block of South Princeton, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 9:45 p.m., Strothers was walking near his home when someone walked up, shot him in the neck and back, and took off in an SUV, authorities said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital after the shooting. He died at Lurie Children’s Hospital at 11:15 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Swonn Herron, a 23-year-old man from the 5000 block of South May, was arrested and charged with attempted murder about three weeks after the shooting. He remains held at the Cook County Jail on a $750,000 bond and is due in court again Sept. 9, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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