Police are asking for the public’s help finding a 20-year-old man wanted in the slaying of a 16-year-old boy at his West Woodlawn home three weeks ago.
Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Daryl Lee in the Jan. 11 shooting of Marquise Harris, in the two-flat style brick home in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue where Harris lived, officials said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Sandra Ramos issued a no-bail arrest warrant for first-degree murder for Lee on Thursday in a hearing in Criminal Court Branch 48, according to court records.
The fatal shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. Jan. 11 during a gathering inside the apartment, police said. Family members told WGN-TV that Harris and his brother intervened in a fight that a cousin, who lives on another floor in the building.
Police said at the time that a fight between the victim and his girlfriend was involved, and that another male intervened, and he and the 16-year-old began fighting, police said. The male who intervened left the apartment but returned soon after and shot the 16-year-old in the chest, according to police.
Harris was talking but in critical condition when first responders arrived on the scene, police said. But he was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County at 12:05 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office. Harris died of a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Police have identified Lee, of the 7400 block of South Phillips Avenue, as the shooter in the killing. Lee is believed to be in the Chicagoland area, but police warned that the .45-caliber handgun used in the shooting has not been found, and so anyone seeing Lee should consider him armed, police said in a news release this afternoon.
Lee also is wanted on a separate no-bail warrant in a drug possession case, according to court records. Lee is black and has brown eyes and black hair. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 145 pounds, and has tattoos on his upper and lower arms and his chest.
Harris was a freshman at Hyde Park Academy High School, family told WGN-TV. The Chicago Board of Education refuses to confirm whether homicide victims were students at CPS schools.
Anyone with information about Lee is asked to call 911 or Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.
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