Elgin murder victim identified
An Elgin teenager was charged Wednesday with murder in the shooting death of an 18-year-old man a day earlier, police said.
Authorities charged a 17-year-old boy with two counts of first-degree murder after the shooting in the 1600 block of Maple Lane about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said in a statement Wednesday.
The victim, Timothy Jones, died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to a preliminary autopsy report by the Kane County Coroner's office. Jones died at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. Toxicology samples were sent to a forensic lab, the coroner said.
Detectives determined that Jones and the 17-year-old had been in an ongoing dispute, police said.
Cmdr. Ana Lalley declined Wednesday to provide details about the nature of the dispute, which police believe took place outdoors.
The juvenile was in the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center jail awaiting a bond hearing Wednesday morning.
This is the second murder in Elgin this year after the Nov. 13 fatal shooting of Norbert Gutierrez, 59. Alberto J. Sepeda, 29, was charged with that crime.
Nine people have been injured in 64 shootings in Elgin this year, police data shows.