Man shoots and kills his half-brother during holiday gathering

NAPERVILLE, IL – A disheartening incident at a holiday gathering in Illinois resulted in one man allegedly shooting and killing his half-brother. The tragic event unfolded on Christmas Day in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago.

Kendall Yarborough, a 28-year-old resident of Palm Harbor, Florida, is now facing two counts of first-degree murder. His charges pertain to the deadly shooting that occurred in a local residence, as outlined in a news release from the County of DuPage.

Local police arrived at the scene around 3:06 p.m. on Monday, responding to a call regarding a shooting incident at a house on Wood Court. They discovered the victim, James Watson, inside the home, suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Despite being rushed to a nearby hospital, Watson was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigators pieced together the unfortunate sequence of events. It appeared that Watson was looking for his phone downstairs and grew frustrated when he was unable to locate it. According to the report, when Watson slammed a card table on the floor out of anger, Yarborough, who was upstairs, allegedly responded by shooting downwards, hitting Watson in the abdomen.

Family members present at the scene immediately called 911 and tried to assist the wounded Watson. When the police inspected the property, they found a 9-mm Sig Sauer P-365X handgun and a spent 9-mm bullet casing. Yarborough was arrested without any resistance.

DuPage County State‚Äôs Attorney Bob Berlin deplored the incident as “a senseless act of violence” and expressed condolences to the bereaved family. DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick also voiced his despair over the unfortunate event, underscoring the pervasive nature of domestic violence.

The scheduled court appearance for Yarborough was on Tuesday, during which the judge approved his request to delay the pre-trial detention hearing until Wednesday. It is not yet clear whether Yarborough has secured legal representation.