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15-Year-Old Charged with Reckless Homicide for Shooting Death of Fellow Teenager

5/10/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

South Precinct detectives tonight charged a 15-year-old with reckless homicide for the late afternoon shooting death of Mina Fawzy, 16, inside his Swan Ridge Drive home.

Officers who responded to the 4:50 p.m. shooting call found Fawzy deceased next to his bed from a wound to his neck/head area. Interviews with the 15-year-old suspect and a 15-year-old witness revealed that the boys were playing with the gun, which had been stolen from a car in the neighborhood. The 15-year-old suspect said he thought the gun was unloaded when he pulled the slide back and released it. The gun fired, striking Fawzy.

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