West Side CPS student shot dead

February 26, 2010 3:26:36 PM PST
Chicago police are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a 15-year-old Chicago public school student.Nathaniel Maxon was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound Thursday afternoon near his home on the city's West Side. He was pronounced dead a short time later. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Maxon was a student at Nancy B. Jefferson alternative school.

Police say there may have been an altercation shortly before the shooting involving two other people.

Fliers are being posted around the area where the shooting took place.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.