Prosecutors: 16-year-old Mysean Dunning killed in East Garfield Park as revenge for car crash, broken windows

Chicago Sun-Times

James Armstrong | Chicago Police

James Armstrong | Chicago Police

James Armstrong wasn’t happy about being in a car crash, then the people in the other car smashed the windows of his white Lincoln. Four hours later he exacted his revenge by killing Mysean Dunning, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

Armstrong was driving his Lincoln when it spun out and hit a car that Dunning and two others were in at Homan and Van Buren, Assistant State’s Attorney Holly Grosshans said.

Armstrong and his passengers left the car behind. After they left, Dunning and his friends broke out the windows of the Lincoln, Grosshans said.

Mysean Dunning | Facebook

Mysean Dunning | Facebook

Shortly before midnight on Nov. 25, Dunning was selling marijuana near his home in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street when Armstrong and a friend rolled up in an SUV. Armstrong got out and shot the 16-year-old once in the face at close range, Grosshans said.

Armstrong and his companion fled the scene, Grosshans said.

Dunning’s sister found him collapsed on the sidewalk and called 911.

Both the crash and shooting were captured on surveillance cameras, and a witness identified the 20-year-old Armstrong as the gunman, Grosshans said.

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered Armstrong, of the 4100 West Grenshaw, held without bond.

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