Chicago Teen Murdered After Facebook Argument With Another Girl Over Boyfriend
A 14-year-old girl shot and killed another 14-year-old girl because of an argument over a boy, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said today as murder charges were filed.
The gun used to kill Endia Martin had been stolen from a car on April 13, McCarthy said, adding that two other people, including a 24-year-old uncle of the suspect, face charges as police investigate how the girl got the gun.
“What would have been, under any other circumstance, probably a fistfight between 14-year-old girls, because they were fighting over a boy, turned into a murder,” McCarthy told reporters. “You introduce a firearm and you have a murder.”
In addition to Endia, those responsible for that firearm being on the premises are being held responsible as well.
He said that one of the suspects facing charges may have brought the gun to the scene “because there was going to be a fight,” and the other suspect then may have tried to get rid of it.
The 14-year-old girl who is charged in the case was arrested about 4:50 p.m. Monday, about 20 minutes after the shooting, police said in a news release Monday. She pulled the gun from her waistband and fled the scene before the arrest.
Endia’s stepfather, Kent Kennedy, said Endia and the suspect had been feuding on Facebook. “They had words and she gunned our daughter down. For what? What reason would another girl gun down another child?
“It’s senseless,” he added. “Kids are dying so young nowadays. It’s senseless. Parents shouldn’t have to bury no child.”
Kennedy said the family recently moved Endia from one school to another closer to home to keep her safe. Endia was killed about half a mile from her South Side home.
“No place in Chicago is safe for teenagers nowadays,” he said. “No place is safe.”
Thoughts and prayers go out to both families. There is no doubt in our mind that regardless of how much these girls loved his boy, his dusty azz wasn’t worth either of their lives.
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