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Man arrested in shooting death of 9-year-old in Chicago, police say

Michael Goodman, 43, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

August 8, 2023, 6:34 AM

A man has been arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a 9-year-old girl in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Saturday night, police said.

Michael Goodman, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection the death of Serabi Medina, Chicago police officials said in a statement.

PHOTO: A pedestrian views a makeshift memorial for 9-year-old Serabi Medina who was fatally shot in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Aug. 5, 2023.
A pedestrian views a makeshift memorial for 9-year-old Serabi Medina who was fatally shot in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Aug. 5, 2023.
WLS

He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for a bond hearing, local ABC News station WLS reported.

Goodman, who lives on the block where the shooting occurred, had been upset about noise and had confronted Medina and her father before allegedly shooting the girl in the head, WLS reported.

PHOTO: A makeshift memorial on the street for 9-year-old Serabi Medina who was fatally shot in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Aug. 5, 2023.
A makeshift memorial on the street for 9-year-old Serabi Medina who was fatally shot in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood on Aug. 5, 2023.
WLS

He was arrested on Saturday at about 9:20 p.m. local time, moments after the shooting, according to the statement.

"The offender sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital for treatment," police said. "A weapon was recovered on scene."

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.