Gregory Owens, 25, was also hit by gunfire and is hospitalized.
Alvin Demetrius Conwell is charged with first-degree murder, two counts assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.
Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy said Conwell allegedly got into an argument with Owens outside the home, left but then returned and opened fire.
Conwell will be arraigned Thursday afternoon.
The boy's mother, Sunsearae Hall, said her son was never the target of the violence.
"It's ridiculous. It doesn't make sense," she said.
Hall said her son was looking forward to starting the 8th grade this week.
"He loved listening to music and playing football," she said. "He loved being around his family."
-- Alvin Conwell
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