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Man charged with murder, attempted murder in home invasion death of teenage girl

Police have charged a 21-year-old Chicago man with murder, two counts of attempted murder, plus 6 additional felonies saying he's responsible for the home invasion Sunday morning that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old girl and left a 19-year-old male hospitalized.

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Man charged with murder, attempted murder in home invasion death of teenage girl
Timothy Royster, 21, of the Fernwood neighborhood of Chicago, was charged with 9 felony counts, including murder and attempted murder due to a home invasion last Sunday that left a teenage girl dead and a teenage boy in serious condition. | Photo: CPD Book

CHICAGO - Police have charged a 21-year-old Chicago man with murder, two counts of attempted murder, plus 6 additional felonies saying he's responsible for the home invasion last Sunday morning that resulted in the death of an 18-year-old girl and that left a 19-year-old male hospitalized.



You can read more about the original incident we reported here: Two 19-year-olds shot, girl killed, boy in serious condition

Police now say Timothy Royster, 21, of the 400 block of W. 100th Street of the Fernwood neighborhood on the city's far south side, is responsible for the above crime.

Royster was arrested late Sunday, just before 9:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of S. Halsted Street. Police allege that in addition to the 18-year-old girl he shot and killed and the 19-year-old boy who was wounded, he also threatened another 34-year-old woman who was in the residence at the time of the incident.

Royster was officially charged as follows:

  • One (1) felony count - Murder in the First Degree
  • Two (2) felony counts - Attempted Murder in the First Degree
  • Four (4) felony counts - Home Invasion with a Firearm
  • One (1) felony count - Aggravated Battery/Discharge Firearm
  • One (1) felony count - Possession of a Controlled Substance
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