A 20-year-old woman has been charged after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed while the two were playing around with a gun at a Zion home, police said.
The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire Rescue Department responded around 5:36 a.m. June 24 to the 3000 block of Elim Avenue for a report of a shooting.
Officers found a 16-year-old boy who had been shot. Paramedics arrived and began rendering aid.
The Zion Police Department told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the 16-year-old boy and Winter L. Wright, 20, who lives in the home, were both playing around with a gun.
The gun was discharged, striking the 16-year-old boy, who was later identified as Timothy Nesbit, of Kenosha.
Nesbit was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead approximately one hour after arriving at the hospital, police said.
Katrina Marshall, 39, who also lives in the same home, was arrested after she began interfering and battering police officers while they were attempting to render aid to the victim.
Marshall, who is the mother of Wright, is facing charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest.
Wright was arrested on June 26 and charged with involuntary manslaughter and three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
She remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond. She will appear in court on July 14.
Detectives have deemed the shooting an accident but said that several other juveniles were in the home and fled after the shooting.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Zion Police Department at 847-746-4110 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222. Callers to both numbers can remain anonymous.