A 14-year-old boy has been charged with
the murder of Terrance Wright, an 18-year-old gay teen killed earlier
this month on Chicago's South Side.
The boy, whose name was not released,
was charged with the murder in Juvenile Court on Monday, the Chicago
Police believe the boy shot Terrance
Wright in the chest on October 20 after he left his high school in
the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood. The teen died from his wounds eight
days before he would have turned 19.
Police were directed to the boy by his
The victim's family has previously said
they believed Terrance was murdered because he was openly gay.
“I believe they only did that to him
because he was gay,” said
Javone Wright, Terrance's 16-year-old brother.
“What they going to rob him of –
his books?” rhetorically asked Wright's uncle, Tywan Bouldin, who
also believes his nephew died because of his sexual orientation.
Bouldin said Terrance was bullied at
school and in his neighborhood.
“They had to kill my cousin because
he was gay,” said Kenyatta Rogers. “That's crazy.”