(KMOV.com) – A teenage suspect has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in Granite City.
LaRoyce McFadden, 17, was charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, according to a release on Friday.
Police said a group of people were sitting on the porch of an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Cleveland on Wednesday night when 13-year-old Clayton Veninga was shot in his side.
Authorities said Veninga ran to a friend’s home to get help, then collapsed on the back porch. Veninga was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Granite City police previously said the suspect was acquainted with Veninga.
McFadden is being held without bond.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.