An 18-year-old man is charged in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old student activist in West Rogers Park on the North Side, police said Monday.
Genove Martin faces a murder charge in the shooting of Caleb Reed on July 31 in the 1900 block of West Granville Avenue, officials said.
Martin was arrested Sunday in Park Manor on the South Side, Chicago police said.
He is due in bond court Tuesday.
Weeks before he was shot, Reed — then a junior at Mather High School on the North Side — spoke about his traumatic experience with officers at his school at a news conference with public officials ahead of a Board of Education vote on a $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department.
Reed was a student leader with the group Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE), which has been one of several student groups advocating for the removal of officers from CPS.