2 teens charged with murder in shooting near Senn High School in Edgewater appear in court

ByMichelle Gallardo, Cate Cauguiran, and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, February 22, 2024
2 teens charged with murder in North Side shooting near high school
A 17-year-old and 14-year-old appeared in court for charges in a shooting that killed Senn High School student Daveon Gibson, and injured two others.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two teenage boys charged in the shooting that killed a Senn High School student, and injured two others, appeared in court Wednesday.

A 17-year-old and a 14-year-old are facing felony charges for the shooting that killed 16-year-old Daveon Gibson.

Both teens were arrested on Tuesday near the 900-block of West Wilson Avenue and the 4600-block of North Sheridan Road in Uptown.

The 17-year-old, Kashawn Perdue, was charged with one felony count of first-degree murder and two felony counts of attempted murder in the first degree. He will be charged as an adult, according to police.

A 14-year-old was charged with one felony count of first-degree murder, two felony counts of attempted murder in the first degree and two felony counts of aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm. Chicago police did not release the identity of the 14-year-old suspect.

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The mother and grandmother of 16-year-old Daveon Gibson expressed relief after the two teenagers were arrested and charged.

"I just need answers and continue to get justice for my son as he wanted," Chevonna Myles said. "And I will be in court every day, every day every minute every hour for my baby. And we're going to get justice."

Police said the shooting happened after an "altercation." Police did not reveal more information about what or who the altercation involved.

"Violent criminals have to be held accountable," Chicago Police Department Superintendent Larry Snelling said. "That's from robberies, shootings, homicides."

The drive-by shooting happened on Jan. 31 in Edgewater, just a few blocks from Senn High School.

Daveon Gibson was walking down the street in the afternoon, when people got out of a car and started shooting.

The 16-year old was shot and later died at a hospital. A 15 and 16-year-old were also shot and injured.

READ MORE: Community mourns Daveon Gibson at vigil in West Town

"Those kids don't deserve this," said Angie Vicens, who lives near Senn High School. "Imagine a kid going home school and getting shot. That's real sad."

Parents of other students at Senn High School also reacted to the criminal charges Wednesday.

"It's good to catch them because this kids can't shoot somebody else," parent Adam Zawadzki said.

Other parents are worried about their children's' safety.

"I'm thinking to move out to the suburbs because of the safety," parent Raja Khan said.

The car used during the shooting was a stolen gray Honda with Florida license plates, which was stolen on Jan. 29, according to police.

Police found the car on Feb. 2, along with video showing the suspects leaving the car.

"As they approached the alley, the defendant was captured on video pulling the stolen Honda in the mouth of the alley, cutting off the victim's path as they walked," Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Anne McCord said. "The juvenile co-defendant armed with a firearm and wearing a jacket with a fur hood exited the rear driver's side and walked directly towards the victims with his arm raised."

Prosecutors said the shooting itself took place outside the view of surveillance cameras, but they said they have two eyewitnesses, including an Amazon driver as well as an admission by Perdue that he was behind the wheel of the offending vehicle.

The 14-year-old co-defendant had his day in court Wednesday as well, but in juvenile court.

An emergency assist center has been set by police for those impacted by the shooting (312) 745-6340.

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