Juarez High School Chicago Police Make Fatal Shooting Arrest Outside Benito Juarez High School – The Chicago Police Department made an arrest on Friday in connection with a shooting that took place close to Benito Juarez High School in December of last year. The incident, which resulted in the deaths of two adolescents and the injuries of two more, was the cause of the shooting that took place close to the school.
A sixteen-year-old boy was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm on school grounds, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and four counts of unlawful use of a weapon, as stated in an announcement that was made on Friday by the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, David Brown. The arrest took place on Thursday.
Thursday was the day that the boy was brought into custody. Two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder are included in the allegations brought against the youngster. Each of these infractions was alleged to have been committed by the young man. According to the statement made by the State’s Attorney for Cook County, Kim Foxx, the individual who is thought to be responsible for the murder has been charged as an adult. The allegations leveled against him with regard to firearms will be pursued through the juvenile justice system.
On the afternoon of December 16, 2022, a shooting took place in the parking lot of the school that was located at 2150 S. Laflin Street at Cermak Road. The shooting took place while children were being released from school at the time. At the scene of the accident, authorities determined that Brandon Perez, 15, and Nathan Villegas, 14, had both succumbed to their injuries and died. A young man and a young lady, both of whom were 15 years old, were sent to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. The family of Billegas asserted that he was a student at the Chicago Bulls Prep Academy and that he was in Juarez to pick up his sister, who also attended the same school as he did.