According to the Sun-Times on Friday, 16-year-old Devin Skipper was involved with a fight near a Washington Park-neighborhood home on Monday, returned to the home on Wednesday to allegedly settle the score on Wednesday, and wounded the teenage boy he was fighting with. However, in the shooting, Skipper killed another boy who wasn’t even involved with the fight, according to the Sun-Times’ Friday report.
According to the report, Skipper peddled his bicycle to the house on the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday at approximately 7:45 p.m. When he got there, he shot a gun into the group standing in front of the house and hit Geanni Boyde, a 16-year-old who lived on the 0-99 block of East 99th Place in Chicago. Boyde was bulleted by Skipper several times and died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County just minutes after midnight, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Naturally, the death was labeled a homicide.
On Monday, Skipper and an acquaintance of his had a fight with the 15-year-old and his brother outside their home on South Calumet Avenue. Skipper was identified as being involved with the fight, but others refused to press charges against him and he was released. Another member of the group in front of the Calumet Avenue home identified Skipper in a photo and a lineup. Skipper, who reportedly lives on the 5800 block of South Calumet, was then charged with first-degree murder. Via orders from Judge Adam D. Bourgeois, Skipper is being held without bond.