A 17-year-old girl who police initially believed was a victim of a shooting that also left a man dead has been charged with his murder.
Britany Watson, of the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery and was ordered held on $1 million bail. She was charged as an adult.
Watson is charged with the slaying of Sherman Horton, 38, who was shot to death around 10:30 p.m. Monday in the 5800 block of West Superior Street, about a block from his home.
Initially, police said both Watson and Horton were shot after two people approached Horton's silver Ford Taurus and Horton tried to drive away. It turned out later that Watson had not been injured by gunfire.
In court today, Assistant Cook County State's Atty. Jamie Santini said Horton and Watson were sitting in his car when Watson texted someone, "wassup you want to do this lick, I got a lick for you," referring to a hold-up.
The person texted back that he was "down" and that he was with his "homie." He then asked for Watson's and Horton's location. Watson texted their location and a description of Horton's car.
Minutes later, two people approached Horton's car, one armed with a gun and another with a brick. One of the men knocked on the driver's side window with his gun and Horton panicked. Horton tried to drive away but was shot in the chest and crashed into several parked vehicles.
Watson suffered injuries from the crash and was taken to West Suburban Hospital. She was arrested when she admitted. "I set this all up,"
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