Chicago community activist Andrew Holmes is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to the capture of a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old student over the weekend.
Michael Flournoy, who attended Simeon Career Academy, died Saturday evening while on his way to a movie.
Michael stopped to speak to a group of girls. Police told her one girl’s boyfriend didn’t like that, and the young men argued. The boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot Michael in the head, police said. Michael died in front of Saint Anthony’s Church on East 93rd Street. He was remembered there Sunday night by friends and family members who gathered for a prayer vigil.
“He was a good boy. He was loving. To know that somebody could just take his life is so–” his mother, Tymeka Woods, said. “He stuck to the right crowd and had a smile on his face, never saw him get angry,” said another relative.
Authorities say they know who they’re looking for. Flournoy played football and wrestled at Simeon Career Academy. He loved to play sports, but his academics were most important to him. His coach referred to him as a “great kid with a great spirit.”
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