Man charged in 14-year-old Posen boy's murder

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

POSEN, Ill. (WLS) -- A man was charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in south suburban Posen, but the investigation is not over.

Miguel Flores, 21, of Midlothian, was charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 4 death of Alex Saldana, police said. Flores' bail was set at $1 million.

The teen was shot in the abdomen just after 11:10 p.m. in the 14600-block of South Division Street, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Saldana, who lived on the same block where he was shot, was with friends when a car drove by and someone inside started shooting, police said.

The boy was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 11:52 p.m. His death was ruled a homicide.

It's unclear if Flores was the alleged shooter or if it was someone else in the car. The investigation is ongoing.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.