The Latest: Judge: No bail in congressman's grandson's death

CHICAGO (AP) " The Latest on the shooting death of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' grandson (all times local):

2:55 p.m.

A judge has denied bail to two teenagers charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Chicago congressman's 15-year-old grandson.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl appeared before Cook County Judge James Brown on Sunday afternoon wearing juvenile detention center sweatshirts with their heads bowed.

Brown called the killing of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' grandson a "total callous disregard for human life and that the "citizens of this city need to be protected from these defendants."

Police say Javon Wilson was shot Friday following an argument about basketball shoes. The teens were arrested Saturday and charges were announced Sunday.

Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in the number of shootings and homicides, with August being the deadliest month in the city in two decades.

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2:40 p.m.

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis says he continues to feel remorse after murder charges were filed against two teenagers in the shooting death of his 15-year-old grandson.

The longtime congressman said in an interview Sunday afternoon that he feels "a great deal of empathy" for the families of the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl charged with killing Javon Wilson.

The boy was shot in the head Friday following an argument about basketball shoes.

The Chicago Democrat says it's unfortunate that a teenager "would have access to a gun that could lead to this kind of mayhem." Davis says he will "continue to work with those who are trying to get guns out of circulation."

He also says more funding is needed for education and after-school programs.

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1:30 p.m.

Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich calls the shooting death of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' 15-year-old grandson "heartbreaking."

Cupich spoke about Javon Wilson's killing on Saturday in Rome, where he was elevated from a Roman Catholic archbishop to a cardinal. He told reporters that his "first responsibility is Chicago" and that includes the violence in the city.

Cupich says Javon's death is "very tragic." He said it was heartbreaking to see it happen and that "it's happened time and time again."

The teen was shot in the head Friday in what police say was an argument about basketball shoes. Two teens are in custody and charged with first-degree murder. They were due in bond court later Sunday.

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9:30 a.m.

Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over basketball shoes.

Chicago police said Sunday morning that the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were due in bond court later in the day.

Authorities say the two were arrested after they were identified as suspects in the shooting death of 15-year-old Javon Wilson, the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Chicago.

Police earlier said the attackers entered Wilson's home Friday and argued about the basketball shoes. One of the juveniles then shot Wilson in the head.

Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in the number of shootings and homicides, with August being the deadliest month in the city in two decades.

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12:05 a.m.

Chicago police say charges are expected soon in the fatal shooting of an Illinois congressman's grandson following an argument over a pair of basketball shoes.

Officer Michelle Tannehill says two juveniles are considered suspects in the murder of 15-year-old Javon Wilson and are being questioned by police.

The two suspects were not immediately identified.

Police earlier the attackers entered Wilson's home and began arguing over the basketball shoes. One of the juveniles then opened fire and hit Wilson in the head.

Wilson is the grandson of longtime U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.

Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in the number of shootings and homicides, with August being the deadliest month in the city in two decades.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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