Chicago teen charged in shooting death near 'The Bean'

May 16 (UPI) -- A Chicago teen appeared in court Monday and was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Seandell Holliday, another teen, near the iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park.

Marion Richardson, 17, was charged as an adult with second-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon and was ordered held on a $25,000 bond, the Chicago Tribune reported.


He is accused of shooting Holliday in the chest after a fight near the large sculpture, which has been nicknamed "The Bean" because of its shape, on Saturday.

Richardson was attending a mass gathering in the park when he spotted a group of boys including one with whom he had been in a previous altercation, Assistant State's Attorney James Murphy told the court.

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Video footage circulated online and viewed by CBS News showed hundreds of teens in the park.

The group followed Richardson and eventually Holliday allegedly jumped on his back from behind and started to punch him before at least one other male joined in, the prosecutor said.

Richardson then allegedly took out a handgun and shot Holliday before fleeing, dropping the gun and picking it back up as he ran, prosecutors said. Police witnessed him drop the gun and he was found a block away on Michigan Avenue.


"You guys ain't gonna do nothing anyways, a hundred (racial slur) walking towards me, what am I supposed to do? Y'all just sitting there, bro," Richardson allegedly told police as he was arrested.

Richardson was one of two people detained by police in the aftermath of the shooting, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Another 16-year-old boy was also arrested nearby with an unmarked "ghost gun."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the aftermath of the shooting imposed a limited curfew banning unaccompanied minors from Millennium Park after 6 p.m. that will run from Thursday through May 22.

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"This new policy will be strictly enforced and violations will be dealt with swiftly," she said, with curfew violators facing fines up to $500.

Lightfoot has also pushed back the citywide curfew time for unaccompanied minors from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The 10 p.m. curfew already in place for the remaining days will stay as it is, CBS News reported.

The shooting occurred during a violent weekend in the United States that saw 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Buffalo grocery store, two people killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a Houston flea market and one person dead and four critically injured at a California church.


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