Teen arrested in shooting death of Proviso East student

Facebook post argument led to drive-by shooting, student was not intended victim

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

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."

Email: michael@oakpark.com

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Amber Ladeira from Forest Park IL  

Posted: January 27th, 2015 5:47 AM

....And so it goes. Another young person's life snuffed out over nothing, fb posts. If insults, rejections, and one's own embarrassing actions were rational grounds for murder and/or suicide, we would no longer possess ~318 million souls in America, but maybe merely 2/3rds that. (-!) Nationally and locally, these incidents will continue because of incorrectly understanding both The First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, marrying those errors together, then acting them out.

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