“He Shot Me,” Man Says of Friend Before Dying

15-year-old held in deadly shooting of friend

A 15-year-old boy is believed to be responsible for shooting his friend to death Sunday morning in the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood.

The boy was ordered held Monday on involuntary manslaughter and weapons charges.

The teen, who is a friend of the victim’s, faces charges in the death of Deonta Mansheck.

Mansheck, 23,  was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 11:06 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Mansheck was shot in the chest about 10:30 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said.

The teen allegedly initially indicated to police that a bullet round came through a window at the home and struck Mansheck, according to police.

However, investigators learned that a witness had been walking down the hallway inside the residence when he or she heard the gunshot and ran into the room where the shooting happened, police said.

The witness, who lives with Mansheck, allegedly told police that just before Mansheck lost consciousness and ultimately his life, he pointed to the charged teen and said, "He shot me."

Police said all three are friends. They didn’t think the teen had any intent to do harm, though he did initially lie to police. Police have not ruled out the possibility the teen was playing with the gun when it discharged.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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