Man charged in murder of teen on Jeffery Manor basketball court

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Friday, September 1, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Tororicius Berry, 25, has been charged with one count of first degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Ke'juan Thomas on a basketball court in the city's Jeffery Manor neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Thomas was murdered on Aug. 16 while playing basketball with siblings at Bradley Park. Police said a male approached the group and shot Thomas in the head. He died on the basketball court.

Thomas played basketball for Tilden High School, and was going to be a junior this year. He was hoping to be recruited, and so was playing in a summer basketball program in the area of the park where the shooting happened. Thomas lived in a different neighborhood.

His family described him as a good kid who was raised right.

No further information about Berry's arrest or bond has been released.