Chicago carjacking: Teen shot, killed whereas fleeing carjackers in Pullman, household says
Will McGee was simply shy of getting his highschool diploma earlier than he was gunned down.
“They only took a great child. My child,” mentioned his mom, Larena Lillard. “And if we hold permitting it, it will be any person else’s son.”
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“He made all people smile by the way in which he act, or who he met,” mentioned his older sister, Daisy McGee. “Everyone cherished him! And it is simply loopy that so many individuals cherished him!”
McGee was on East 98th Avenue simply off of South Drexel Avenue Thursday afternoon when police say somebody focused him in a carjacking simply earlier than 2 p.m.
His household mentioned he texted family members whereas he was being surrounded by a number of automobiles.
“And as he begin to working from him, one of many guys shot him within the again. Killed him … as he was working away, fleeing from them!” the Rev. Willie McGee, his father, mentioned. “They may’ve had the automotive. They may’ve had any of that. I might’ve gave something. I might’ve gave my life for my son!”
His lifeless physique was left on the chilly pavement whereas investigators mentioned the suspect drove away along with his silver Chevy Equinox. In response to members of the family, the automobile was discovered a short while later, however the automotive thief was nowhere to be discovered.
“I simply did not consider it was him,” his mom mentioned. “And I nonetheless did not consider it till they let me go in and see him… It hurts. I really need them to seek out who did this. We’d like some justice!”
Members of the family mentioned McGee had saved as much as purchase the brand new automotive. He was a senior at Excel Academy of Roseland and had simply received homecoming king. He was a teen with a brilliant future forward whose life was lower quick earlier than he may attain his objectives.
McGee deliberate to enlist within the navy after highschool, and he died on Veterans Day.
“I will by no means recover from this! By no means! That is one thing I can by no means in my life recover from,” his father mentioned.
As police proceed to seek for the suspect or suspects within the case, members of the family plan to put McGee to relaxation on Monday.
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