A 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with murder for the fatal shooting of another teen on Mother’s Day in the West Pullman community was ordered held without bond Tuesday.
Vaughn Holeman and DeMarco Washington were outside in the 200 block of West 116th Street when Holeman pointed out a passing vehicle about 3:40 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.
Washington then fired multiple shots at the vehicle, one of which struck Holeman, authorities said.
Washington has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a valid FOID Card, authorities said.
Judge Adam Bourgeois, Jr. ordered Washington held without bond Tuesday. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 2.
Tiffany Woodley, a neighborhood mom whose children attended Haley Elementary Academy with Holeman, told Homicide Watch Chicago she was sitting on her porch when she saw a white car drive past her house.
When Holeman fell, Woodley ran to the corner as other children gathered around, held him in her arms and applied pressure to his wounds to try and stop the bleeding, she said.
Holeman, of the 400 block of West 115th Street, was shot in the chest and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn less than an hour later, authorities said.
“He never said anything,” Woodley said. “It was traumatic, it really was. It was trying.”
Area South detectives are investigating if the shooting is gang-related, authorities said.
“It’s just really sad that this situation was allowed to grow to this level. It’s like what is there to do to stop this? What is the answer?” Woodley said.