Boy, 15, charged in Feb. Avalon Park food mart shooting that killed nursing student, wounded 4 others

Jaya Beemon, 18, was studying nursing at Malcolm X College before being killed in the shooting

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
Boy, 15, charged in Feb. Avalon Park shooting that killed 1 wounded 4
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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a February shooting left a nursing student dead and wounded four others, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 15-year-old boy faces murder charges tied to the February shooting death of an 18-year-old woman in the Avalon Park neighborhood.

Jaya Beemon, an 18-year-old nursing student at Malcolm X College, was inside a food mart in the 7900-block of South Avalon Avenue on February 25 when police said three people opened fire into the store, killing Beemon and wounding four others.

Surveillance video shows the three suspects walk into the store and open fire.

WATCH: Full surveillance video released by CPD

Chicago police released raw surveillance video of the shooting that killed a nursing student and injured four others.

The 15-year-old boy was identified as one of the alleged gunman.

A reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the shooters.