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Chicago man charged in slaying of Northwestern grad student

August 7, 2019
In this undated booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department is Diante Speed, 20, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death last year of Shane Colombo, of Sun City, California, who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting last year shortly after he arrived in Chicago to begin pursuing a doctorate degree at nearby Northwestern University. Chicago Police say Speed of Chicago was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago and is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing on Wednesday. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
In this undated booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department is Diante Speed, 20, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death last year of Shane Colombo, of Sun City, California, who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting last year shortly after he arrived in Chicago to begin pursuing a doctorate degree at nearby Northwestern University. Chicago Police say Speed of Chicago was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago and is scheduled to appear in court for a bail hearing on Wednesday. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Northwestern University graduate student who was caught in the crossfire of a shooting while walking in a Chicago neighborhood.

Authorities say they were led to 20-year-old Diante Speed, of Chicago, after police in the suburb of South Holland recovered the gun used to shoot 25-year-old Shane Colombo, of Sun City, California.

During Wednesday’s bond hearing, Cook County prosecutors said Speed admitted to giving the gun to a friend to sell. They say he denied firing it.

Speed’s public defender would say only that the suspect is a high school dropout and lives with his father.

Colombo was killed Sept. 2 when two other people started shooting at each other in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

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