According to police, 16-year-old Derrion Albert was an innocent victim who was dragged into a mob of teens fighting on Chicago’s South Side.
Authorities say 16-year-old Derrion Albert was walking from school in broad daylight when he was beaten to death.
It happened on Thursday in Chicago’s Roseland community on the far South Side in the 300-block of West 111th Street.
According to authorities, Derrion Albert was kicked, punched and beaten to death by several teens near the Agape Community Center.
Police say about a dozen teens were in a massive fight with sticks around 2:30 p.m. Albert got dragged into the mob.
Albert was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Witnesses say the fight that Albert appeared to have walked into was between mostly students from his school, Fenger High, identified by the uniforms they wore.
“These were kids beating kids,” said Milton Massie, director, Agape Community Center.