2 teens charged with fatal Park Forest shooting

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Two teenage boys have been charged with first-degree murder for a fatal shooting last month in south suburban Park Forest.

Kiante Albert, 18, was driving about 7:40 p.m. Nov. 23 on Sauk Trail near Lester Road when someone in another vehicle shot him in the upper torso, according to Park Forest police.

Albert was taken to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, where he was pronounced dead at 8:31 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Park Forest, less than a mile from where he was shot.

Investigators later determined that the attack stemmed from “a verbal altercation that occurred at a local business minutes before the shooting,” police said.

Detectives identified the vehicle and the suspects inside, and arrest warrants were issued for two boys, ages 16 and 17, charging them each with first-degree murder, police said.

The 17-year-old was arrested Dec. 4 “as a result of an unrelated incident in Merrillville, Indiana,” police said. The 16-year-old was arrested Dec. 10 at a hotel in Houston, Texas, according to police. Additional details were not provided, but police said the boys do not live in Park Forest.

The younger boy was expected to be extradited to Illinois later this month, police said. It was not immediately clear when the 17-year-old boy would be extradited from Indiana.

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