Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mother and running from his Chicago home, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday.
Derrick Allmon, 19, Jabari Williams, 22, and Michael D. Baker, 19, all face first-degree murder charges in the death of Antonio Smith, McCarthy said. Police didn’t immediately release the name of the fourth suspect.
Allmon, Williams and Baker were allegedly driving around looking for rival gang members on Aug. 20. Allmon was handed a gun by Williams and ordered to shoot two men they came across, McCarthy said.
“As Allmon approached his intended targets on foot, he came across Antonio Smith in a rear yard of a residence,'” McCarthy said. “Believing that Antonio Smith was yelling a warning to his intended victims, Allmon shot Antonio Smith multiple times, wounding him fatally.”
The boy was shot at least four times — killed not far from where he lived in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.