Diante Speed

Chicago police

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting Of NU Grad Student In Rogers Park

August 07, 2019 - 9:28 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man has been charged with the murder of a Northwestern University graduate student who was caught in the crossfire of a Rogers Park shooting last year on the North Side.

Diante Speed, 20, is charged with one count of first-degree murder for the Sept. 2, 2018, shooting of Shane Colombo in the 7500 block of North Clark Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Colombo was walking about 8:25 p.m. when two other people started shooting at each other, authorities said. He was caught in the crossfire, and stray bullets pierced his chest, lower back, and wrist.

He was rushed to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, authorities said. Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

Colombo, who was from Sun City, California, had recently moved to Evanston to join Northwestern University’s Ph.D. program as an incoming student this fall, according to university officials.

Investigators identified Speed, who lives in Jefferson Park on the Northwest Side, as the gunman who shot Colombo, police said. He was arrested about noon Tuesday in the 2400 block of West Belmont Avenue.

He is expected to appear in court for a bail hearing on Wednesday, police said.

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