Murder charges have been filed against a 16-year-old boy in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy earlier this month on the West Side.
The boy, charged as an adult, will be in court Thursday.
The victim, Ed Cooper of the 1200 block of South Kostner Avenue, was shot once in the chest at 5:08 p.m. on July 8 and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 5:54 p.m.
“The offender shot the victim once in the chest’’ .
An autopsy performed July 9 revealed the 15-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.
Police were dispatched to the block following a report of a person shot and found the boy.
Ed was playing a ballgame at the playground of Laura Ward Elementary School, formerly Ryerson Elementary, 646 N. Lawndale Ave., when he was shot,. Ryerson was one of 49 elementary schools closed this June by the district.