Marquise Harris, 16, shot dead after fight at Woodlawn party

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot late Saturday by a friend of his girlfriend after the couple argued at a Woodlawn gathering.

Marquise Harris was in a second-floor apartment in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when got into an argument with his girlfriend about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

A male friend of the girlfriend intervened and got into a fight with Harris, authorities said. The friend left the gathering, but returned a short time later and allegedly shot Harris in the chest.

Harris, who lived on the block, died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The victim’s mother, Patricia Harris, told NBC Chicago the shooting occurred in their home and the gunman was a neighbor.

“He went to school every day like I told him to do, and if he did anything wrong, I would put him on punishment and take his games away from him … He was 16 years old and he never disrespected no grown person,” she said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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