Suspect turns himself in after shooting of 17-year-old in Burnham

BURNHAM, Ill. -- A young man suspected in the shooting death of a teenager in south suburban Burnham has turned himself into police.

The suspect gave himself up to community activist Andrew Holmes in Burnham Monday night. He’s one of two people suspected in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Ron Gaston on Friday night.

A second suspect, also a 17-year-old is already in custody.

Police were called to the 14500-block of Hoxie Avenue about 7:30 p.m. Friday for reports of a person shot, according to a statement from Burnham Police Chief Peter Belos. Officers arrived to find Ron J. Gaston lying in the street with gunshot wounds.

Gaston, who lived in the 14400-block of Hoxie, was taken to St. Margaret Health in Hammond, Ind., where he was pronounced dead at 8:13 p.m., according to police and the Lake County (Ind.) Coroner's Office. His death was ruled a homicide.