13-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot While Trick-or-Treating
13 year old Thomas DeLaCruz Jr, was shot and killed while out trick-or-treating with friends and family.
This young man was killed Sunday while with friends and family trick-or-treating.
Sunday at 7:30pm Thomas DeLaCruz Jr. was killed walking down the street in his grandmother’s neighborhood.
“He was everything,” DeLaCruz’s mother Jasmine Anderson said, NBC 5 Chicago reports. “The best little man, he was. For the 13 years we got to see, he was so happy, full of life.”
A trick-or-treater wearing a clown mask in DeLaCruz’s group told police he got into an argumeent with a guy across the street who was wearing shorts.
Prior to the man leaving the area, the teen in the clown mask said the men “threatened to get a .38 and shoot them,” the affidavit states.
According to the affidavit, Crews allegedly confessed that someone in the car gave him a 9mm, and that after he “heard the others in the car shoot, he felt like he had to shoot.”
“Although he shot above their heads, he wasn’t confident that he didn’t shoot someone because he observed a kid in a blue hooded sweatshirt fall to the ground and no longer move,” the affidavit states.
A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.