Corey Strothers Jr. dies 8 months after being shot near his home in Englewood; suspect remains in custody

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Swonn Herron | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Swonn Herron | Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.

Corey Strothers Jr. was only 15 when he was shot last December near his home in the Englewood neighborhood. He was 16 years old when he died from those wounds on Friday.

Strothers, then 15, was injured in a Dec. 22, 2015, shooting in the 5900 block of South Princeton, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 9:45 p.m. that night, the boy was walking near his home when someone walked up, shot him in the neck and back, and then took off in an SUV, authorities said.

The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital after the shooting. He died at Lurie Children’s Hospital at 11:15 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Swonn Herron, 23, of the 5000 block of South May, was arrested and charged with attempted murder about three weeks after the shooting, according to police.

He remains held at the Cook County Jail on a $750,000 bond, and is due in court again Sept. 9, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. The charge is expected to be upgraded to murder.

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