Teen faces murder charge in Austin shooting

The 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday in connection to a September murder of Avion Aldridge on Leamington Avenue.

SHARE Teen faces murder charge in Austin shooting
Police officers Saturday investigate the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on Sept. 26, 2020.

Police officers investigate the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on Sept. 26, 2020.

Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

A 17-year-old boy was charged with fatally shooting another teenager in September in Austin on the West Side.

The boy, who is unnamed because he’s charged as a juvenile, faces a count of first-degree murder in the Sept. 26, 2020, shooting of Avion Aldridge, Chicago police said.

Aldridge, 17, was shot in an alley after he was approached by two gunmen at 11:15 a.m. in the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue, police said. He died on the scene from a gunshot to his upper torso.

The 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday after being identified as a shooter in that murder, police said. He was expected in juvenile court Wednesday.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
The company, which moved its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia, said it expects to “significantly grow” the overall workforce during the year.
More of the same at least through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service
A look at how the top eight seeds should shake out this week.
Northwestern played Illinois at Wrigley in 2010, and the Wildcats hosted Purdue there in 2021.
A look at Hyde Park’s Jurrell Baldwin, Downers Grove North’s Jack Stanton, Stefan Cicic of Riverside-Brookfield and Palatine’s Connor May.