Malcolm Whitney brother Michael Whitney charged in Hyde Park student athlete's shooting death

June 30, 2013 8:44:58 AM PDT
The older brother of a Chicago honor student who was shot and killed has been charged in the teenage boy's death.

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.


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