18-year-old charged with fatal shooting at Gage Park party

- A teenager has been charged with a fatal shooting at a Gage Park neighborhood party last weekend on the Southwest Side.

Guillermo Romero was ordered held on a $1 million bond on Saturday — his 18th birthday — for the Sept. 18 killing in the 5800 block of South Maplewood, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County sheriff’s office.

Shortly after midnight, Romero got into an argument with 20-year-old Tontriche Weathersby Jr. and shot him in the chest, authorities allege.

Weathersby,who lived in south suburban Evergreen park, was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:20 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Romero, of the 3100 block of West Pope John Paul II Drive, is due in court again Monday.

 

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