Teen charged after fatal shooting of Chicago boy

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Authorities in Chicago have charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with the death of a 5-year-old who was accidentally shot while playing with his twin brother earlier this week.

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Chicago have charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with the death of a 5-year-old who was accidentally shot while playing with his twin brother earlier this week. Police say Antoine Heard is charged as an adult with felony endangering a child, causing death. A police spokesman says he isn’t sure if Heard is related to the twins. Young Jonathan Jackson was shot in the abdomen Monday evening in his home on Chicago’s West Side. Police say Heard turned himself after an investigation determined he brought the weapon into the home. He was charged Wednesday. Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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