16-year-old robber accidentally shot his accomplice while mugging CTA passenger: police

An entrance to the King Drive Green Line station (Google)

CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy unintentionally shot his 17-year-old accomplice as they robbed a man aboard a Green Line train, Chicago police said. Both of the teens have been charged.

The younger boy displayed a firearm as the pair robbed an 18-year-old man on a train near the King Drive station around 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to CPD. During the robbery, the 16-year-old fired his gun and struck the other robber in the leg, according to police and a witness statement.

Both boys fled the scene, but police located them about 45 minutes later when they responded to a person shot call in the 6400 block of South Martin Luther King Drive. Police also recovered a firearm there.

The 16-year-old is charged with discharging a firearm during an armed robbery. His accomplice is charged with armed robbery with a firearm.

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