Grand Jury indicts Normal teen on murder charge

By WEEK Producer

February 22, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-- A McLean County Grand Jury has indicted a Normal teenager on a charge of murder.

This is the just latest in a list of charges against Lar'ron Carroll, 17, in connection with the January 21 shooting death of Kuantre "Trae" Massey, 16.

Authorities said the boys were handling a stolen gun and, as Carroll allegedly gave it to Massey, it went off shooting the teen in the chest. He died a short time later at a local hospital.

Carroll also faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, involuntary manslaughter, possession of a stolen firearm and two counts of unlawful use of a firearm.

He remains in the McLean County jail on $500,000 bond.

His next court appearance is scheduled for February 26.