Michael Whitney, 19, was facing with involuntary manslaughter charges Sunday. According to Chicago police, he was playing with a handgun in a home Friday, pointed the weapon in the direction of his brother, 16-year-old Malcolm Whitney, and shot the Hyde Park High School student in the head, killing him.
Malcolm Whitney was an honor roll student with a 3.8 GPA and standout basketball player at the school.
One of his coaches called him a model student-athlete.
"If I you were a parent and had a kid, he's the kind of kid you'd want them to become," Sean Connor said. "At 16 years old, I think everybody in the past 24 hours has learned what a positive affect he had on so many lives for such a young man. He was humble, confident and goal-oriented."
Michael Whitney was due in bond court Sunday in the case.