Two men were charged Friday night in the fatal shooting of a teen-aged boy outside a high school basketball game at Chicago State University.
Michael McNabb, 32, of Chicago,
and Stephen Gilbert, 29, of Alsip, were each charged with first-degree murder is the Wednesday night slaying of 17-year-old Tyrone Lawson
The shooting happened outdoors, just outside the CSU gymnasium near 95th Street and King Drive about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday after Simeon High School defeated Morgan Park. Lawson, a student at Morgan Park, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Lawson, of the 11600 block of South Peoria Street, died from multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide,. Lawson was shot twice in the back while running away
University Police put out a quick message to nearby officers, asking them to watch for a Jeep that was pulled over east of the campus a short time later.
Chicago police officers assigned to the South Chicago District brought McNabb and Gilbert into custody after they were riding in the Jeep, and police found a gun inside the vehicle.
An argument in a handshake line after the game preceded the shooting, though it's not clear whether the two were related. Each team was held for longer than normal in the locker rooms after the game. Nothing outside ordinary bumps and physical contact happened during the game.
This past fall, a football game between the two schools was postponed in the third quarter when a fight broke out in the stands. Authorities said a person was stabbed during the incident