Police: Chicago Teen Shot Himself in the Back of the Head After Chase


Since the shooting occurred in August, it seems the death of this Chicago teen has been swept under the rug.

Steven Rosenthal, 15, was found dead in the stairwell of his grandmother’s home. The teen had suffered a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Chicago police claim Steven shot himself in the back of the head after ‘brief foot pursuit,’ but many people, including the family, aren’t buying that.

The family’s attorney, Andrew Stroth, says eyewitnesses told them that they ‘saw police shoot Steven in the back of the head.’ According to their accounts, Steven was going inside to get a drink of water when police began to chase him.

However, the medical examiner and police both say the wounds were self-inflicted.

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