Man Charged In Fatal Shooting of Northwestern Student

courtesy of Chicago Police DepartmentDiante Speed, 20, was arrested for the murder of a Northwestern graduate student.

A man was charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a Northwestern graduate student in Rogers Park last fall, police said Wednesday.

Diante Speed, a 20-year-old from Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood, was arrested Aug. 6 in the 200 block of West Belmont Avenue and charged with first-degree murder after he was identified as the person who fired shots at 25-year-old Shane Colombo last September, police said.

Colombo, a doctoral student, was waiting at a bus stop Sept. 19 in the 7500 block of North Clark Street when he was caught in an exchange of gunfire between two men, The Phoenix reported. He was pronounced dead at Presence St. Francis Hospital as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, The Phoenix reported. 

Speed is being held in jail without bond and is set to appear in court again Aug. 27, police said.

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