FBI Chicago
Special Agent Siobhan Johnson
(312) 829-1199
March 12, 2024

FBI Chicago Announces Creation of Digital Media Tip Line About Death of High Schooler

Marshawn Mitchell (1)
Marshawn Mitchell (2)
This is an eighth-grade school portrait of Marshawn Mitchell.
From left to right: Marshawn Mitchell is shown in formal attire, football attire, and in his eighth-grade school portrait.

Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler Jr., special agent in charge of the Chicago Division of the FBI, announced on March 12 the creation of a digital media tip line related to the death of 14-year-old Marshawn Mitchell. The FBI and the Country Club Hills Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for this 2023 incident.

On September 15, 2023, freshman Mitchell was shot and killed following the dismissal of the homecoming football game at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, Illinois. Mitchell was the sole victim of one or more shots fired into a crowd of juveniles exiting the grounds in the area of the southwest parking lot exit. Law enforcement believes that Mitchell may not have been the intended target.

Additional Details:

  • Investigators are asking anyone with digital files related to this incident to upload them online at fbi.gov/hillcresthighschool.
  • You can view the law enforcement assistance poster here.
  • Pictures of Mitchell are included in this release.

Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for Mitchell’s death is strongly encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.