Chicago shooting: Kentrell Gayden charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting boy, 7, outside Roseland church

Chicago shooting: Kentrell Gayden charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting boy, 7, outside Roseland church

CHICAGO (TOC) — A person is now charged in a Roseland taking pictures that injured a 7-year-old when his household noticed the suspect breaking right into a automobile outdoors their church.

Kentrell Gayden, 22, of Chicago is charged with one rely of felony tried first diploma homicide, one rely of felony aggravated battery with a weapon, and two counts of issuance of a warrant. He’s due in bond court docket Wednesday.

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The taking pictures occurred Sunday at about 11:21 a.m. within the 10800 block of South State Avenue, police stated.

Legend Barr, 7, was amongst 5 individuals in a automobile, heading to companies at Common Neighborhood M.B. Church, police stated. As they had been arriving, a relative noticed a person going via his parked automobile.

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That relative then confronted the suspect, police stated. That is when the person shot a rifle within the household’s course, placing Barr within the leg.

The boy was initially taken to Roseland Hospital and was then transported to Comer Youngsters’s Hospital, police stated.

Gayden was chased down by law enforcement officials outdoors the church and positioned into custody Sunday. Police introduced fees towards him Tuesday.

His mom stated he had undergone surgical procedure and is now recovering. Whereas the method can be lengthy, she stated he’s resilient and the household has rallied round him to assist him.

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