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Police investigate teenager’s shooting death

CHICAGO–Chicago police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager during what his aunt says was an attempt to steal his jacket.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Demario Bailey was shot and killed Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood on the city’s South Side, three days before his 16th birthday.

The victim’s aunt, Michelle Fitzpatrick, told the newspaper that her nephew and his twin brother, Demacio Bailey, were walking to Demacio’s basketball practice when would-be robbers demanded the victim’s jacket. Fitzpatrick says Demario Bailey was shot in the chest when he wouldn’t comply, and died a short time later.

The victim was a sophomore at Johnson College Prep charter school.

There was no immediate word Sunday about any arrests or charges, but police said they were questioning people.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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