Teen Shot in Head During Struggle For Gun With Father Dies

Police said Rogers Park teen's father tried wrestling a loaded gun from him

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012  |  Updated 10:38 AM CDT
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Teen Shot in Head During Struggle For Gun Dies

Cook County Jail

The teen's father, Charles Johnson, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

A 17-year-old Rogers Park boy died Wednesday after he was shot in the head last weekend during a struggle over a gun with his father.

Terrance Johnson, of the 1300 block of West Estes Avenue, was pronounced dead at 5:10 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Johnson's father, 53-year-old Charles Johnson, was charged Monday with unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said Johnson was shot in the head while his father tried wrestling a loaded handgun from him. The gun belonged to Charles Johnson, police said, but the son had taken the weapon.

Johnson confronted his son about having the gun, police said, and the two began to fight. While they wrestled for it, the gun discharged. The teen was taken to St. Francis in critical condition.

Charles Johnson is being held on $50,000 bond, according to court records.

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