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Chicago police have charged two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting death of a high schooler on his way home from school, News One reports.

Terrence “Jawan” Wright, 18, was shot during a robbery that turned fatal, two weeks ago.

The family of the teen, who was openly gay, believes that he was the victim of a hate crime. “I believe they only did that to him because he was gay,” said his brother.

“For them to say it was a robbery is foolishness because like I said what are they going to rob him of? School supplies or books?,” added his uncle, Tywan Bouldin, who revealed that the youngster was being bullied inside and outside of school. “His shoes or his clothes. He don’t wear stuff like that. So what was the point?”

Wright had transferred to Banner Academy South High School, after being picked on at his previous school. On the afternoon of his death, he was approached by five people and attempted to fight back before he was shot.

Jarone Carter, 16, has been charged as an adult for first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and attempted armed robbery. The second suspect, a 14-year-old, has also been charged with murder but his identity is being concealed due to his age.


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