Teen with promising future shot to death

16-year-old now charged with murder
August 9, 2009 (CHICAGO) Justin Daniels was shot and killed in the 6900 block of South Cornell Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood.

Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy is now facing murder charges in Daniels' death, but they did not release the name of the 16-year-old because of his age.

The Cook County medical examiner's office on Sunday said Daniels died from a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities say he was shot Saturday while sitting in the driver's side of a vehicle.

Daniels' parents told ABC7 Chicago that he was a graduate of Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep and was a leader on the school's academic decathlon. With a 32 on the ACT standardized test, he earned a four-year partial scholarship to Northland College in Wisconsin.

The 17-year-old was also an intern at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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