A teenager has been arrested in the shooting death of 17-year-old Maywood resident and Proviso East High School student Calvin Henry, according to reports by a Wisconsin media outlet.
“Winona police said a teen was arrested in the city Thursday [Jan. 15] in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed another teen last year in Illinois.
“On [Jan. 14], Detective Terrence Powell from the Maywood Police Department contacted them that a 16-year-old boy wanted in a homicide investigation in Illinois may be staying in Winona.
It was unclear whether the shooter was also Proviso student.
“After a search for the suspect, Winona police tracked the teen down to Winona Senior High School, where he was arrested without incident around 9 a.m. Thursday morning. Police tell WXOW that the teen recently moved to Winona and was attending school there.
“Winona Police said in a statement that the Illinois homicide does not have any ties to Winona or Winona Senior High School.”
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, last year on Nov. 5, Maywood police responded to shots fired at about 7:30 p.m. near Sixth and Quincy Avenues, close to the Prairie Path.
After scouring the shooting scene, police discovered Henry’s body “near Seventh Avenue and the Illinois Prairie Path with a gunshot wound to his chest, authorities said,” the Sun-Times report states.
Henry was pronounced dead at 9:41 p.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
According to WXOW in Wisconsin, the shooting was related to a conflict on social media:
“Detective Powell said the teen was involved in a dispute with another boy back on Nov. 5, and shot at him near South Sixth Avenue and the Illinois Prairie Path, a bike trail that goes through Maywood.
‘They were fighting over Facebook posts,’ said Detective Powell.
“It was a drive-by, he was shooting at the other guy in the dispute, but missed. Another teen was hit. That 16-year-old was killed.”
“Detective Powell said the teen, currently in custody in Winona, would be picked up for transport back to Maywood where he would face charges as a juvenile.”