CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Chicago police allege a 17-year-old boy they arrested took part in a series of violent attacks, including the death of an area graduate student.
Officials said Jamal Bracey was arrested last week in connection with a series of Hyde Park attacks last November, including the shooting death of University of Chicago graduate student Amadou Cisse, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.
The 29-year-old doctoral student was killed during an apparent robbery attempt Nov. 19, 2007. Several violent attacks occurred that same night in Hyde Park, leading police to suspect the incidents may have been related.
Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said police do not suspect Bracey is the gunman in the fatal shooting, but have accused him of taking part in the attempted theft.
Chicago Police told the Sun-Times that nonetheless, Bracey is facing a charge of first-degree murder for his alleged participation in the crime, along with charges for attempted armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm, residential burglary, and armed robbery