14-year-old charged with murder in fatal Austin shooting

The 14-year-old boy allegedly shot Cornell Smith to death Nov. 2, 2020 in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue.

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A 14-year-old boy was arrested Feb. 11, 2021 and charged with fatally shooting a man last year in Austin.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Feb. 11, 2021 and charged with fatally shooting a man last year in Austin.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with shooting a man to death last fall in Austin on the West Side.

The teen allegedly shot a 31-year-old man Nov. 2 in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.

Cornell Smith was struck in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The teen was arrested Thursday morning after he was positively identified as the shooter in the fatal attack, police said.

He was armed with a handgun when he was placed into custody, according to police.

The teen faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, both felony charges.

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