The Madison County States Attorney has charged a 17-year-old as an adult in the shooting death of a 13-year-old in Granite City. Police say LaRoyce Montez McFadden (pictured) of the 1,900 block of Benton walked up to the porch where Clayton Veninga was sitting Monday night. Clayton was hit in the side and later pronounced dead at an area hospital. McFadden was arrested Thursday night.
He was reportedly an acquaintance of the Veninga, but a possible motive is not being discussed at this time. McFadden is charged with 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a firearm. He is being held without bond. The Granite City Police Department along with the help of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison County Coroner’s office investigated this crime.