Report: Ill. boy, 13, kills 16-year-old cousin over Xbox

A 13-year-old Chicago boy allegedly shot and killed his sleeping cousin, 16, after an argument over an Xbox video game console, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Police said the boy shot his cousin, Raymond Galloway, in the head early Sunday as he slept. Citing a police report, the Tribune reported that the two had argued earlier over an Xbox.

A fired 9mm cartridge was found in the teen’s bedroom and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun was discovered in the apartment, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office told the paper.

The 13-year-old, whose name is not being released because of his age, reportedly admitted the killing to police while his mother was present. He was charged as a juvenile with first-degree murder and ordered held in custody.

No adults have been charged in the crime, reports the paper.


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