Teen killed man after questioning where he was from…
Iman Frison, 18, was ordered held without bail Saturday in connection with the slaying of Andre Hunter, 19, about 2:40 p.m. Thursday in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood.
While walking home from school near the 7700 block of South Stewart Avenue, Hunter and a witness were approached from behind by Frison, said Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos. Frison pointed a revolver at Hunter’s chest and asked him where he and the witness were from, Kwilos said.
After Hunter moved the gun out of his way, other people surrounding Frison encouraged him to shoot Hunter, Kwilos said. Frison shot Hunter five times, including three times after the victim had fallen and the gun had jammed, Kwilos said.
Hunter, of the 7900 block of South Princeton Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead about an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A witness alerted police soon after the shooting, Kwilos said. An officer drove after Frison and the others before getting out and running after them, noticing Frison was grabbing his waistband as if he had a weapon, according to a police report.
Kwilos said a gun fell from Frison as he fled, and his hand later tested positive for gunshot residue. Police confiscated a large-caliber revolver that came from his waistband, according to a police report.
Cook County Judge James Brown shook his head as Kwilos detailed the shooting in Saturday’s bond hearing.
“So the motive of the shooting was no motive?” Brown asked Kwilos. “He just shot him to shoot him?”
Kwilos repeated that Frison wanted to know where Hunter was from.
Frison, of the 1700 block of East 72nd Street, has been charged with first-degree murder. He is scheduled to appear in court again Monday.
A Police News Affairs officer confirmed the charges against Frison Saturday. But another News Affairs officer had told the Tribune in the hours following the killing that no suspects were in custody.
By Patrick Svitek of the Chicago Tribune