A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery after police say he shot and killed a North Chicago man in Park City on Sunday.
An autopsy showed that James Hicks, 27, of North Chicago, died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
Police received a call around 12 p.m. Sunday for a person down outside an apartment complex in the 700 block of Sharon Avenue in Park City.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said officers arrived and found Hicks, who had been shot.
Hicks was unresponsive and officers provided first aid until paramedics arrived.
Paramedics transported the man to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he was pronounced dead, Covelli said.
The Park City Police Department requested the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist in the investigation.
An investigation revealed Hicks and two others drove to the area to sell marijuana to two individuals, Covelli said.
Hicks and the others arrived and met the buyers, both 15-year-old boys, one from Waukegan and the other from Gurnee.
During the transaction, an argument ensued and the Waukegan boy pulled out a firearm.
The Waukegan juvenile began shooting and Hicks was struck by the gunfire. Hicks exited the vehicle and collapsed.
Both juveniles have been taken into custody and are being held at the Hulse Juvenile Detention Facility near Vernon Hills.
Both juveniles have been petitioned to the juvenile court system on armed robbery charges, Covelli said.
The Waukegan juvenile has also been charged with first-degree murder. Additional charges are possible against the Gurnee juvenile.