Arrest Made in Murders of 3 Teens

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009  |  Updated 1:44 PM CDT
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View images from the scene of a triple-homicide by an assault rifle that left three teenagers dead on the Southeast Side.

View images from the scene of a triple-homicide by an assault rifle that left three teenagers dead on the Southeast Side.

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Mayor: Camera Malfunctioned, But Arrest Made

Mayor Daley says that despite a police camera malfunctioning nearby, an arrest has been made in the triple murder that happened at 87th and Exchange on Friday.

Jody Weis: 3 Teens Gunned Down by Assault Rifle

Police Supt. Jody Weis calls it a "really sad day" after three teenage boys are murdered at 87th and Exchange.
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Despite a nearby police camera malfunctioning, a suspect is under arrest in connection with the assault-rifle slayings of three teenagers, Mayor Richard Daley said Tuesday.

The mayor spoke about the arrest at a late morning news conference.  He said the police camera was checked in November and found to be malfunctioning.

The three boys, ages 13, 15 and 17, were gunned down Friday by an assault rifle at the corner of 87th and Exchange, Police Supt. Jody Weis said.

Police have not released the suspect's name.

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