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16-Year-Old Charged in Amadou Cisse's Murder

By Margaret Lyons in News on Nov 28, 2007 2:49PM

2007_11_27.cisse.jpgA 16-year-old boy, whose name hasn't been released, has been charged with first-degree murder, one count of attempted robbery with a firearm, three counts of armed robbery with a firearm and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm. He's being charged as an adult.

Police are looking for three other suspects linked to the case.

The suspects are all juveniles but will be charged as adults, the source said. They told police they needed money and were out looking for people to rob, the source added.

"They were just driving around robbing and shooting, and when they shot this guy (Cisse), they panicked"....

The University of Chicago will award Cisse his posthumous PhD December 7, but no one from his family will be there.