Diante Speed Charged In Death Of Northwestern PhD Student Shane Colombo – CBS Chicago
Speed was arrested Tuesday after police say he was identified as the person who fired a handgun multiple times in the 7500 block of North Clark Street on September 2. Police said Colombo had left his apartment to run an errand and was caught in crossfire between two other men. He was not the intended target of the shooting.
Colombo was shot in the chest, lower back and wrist and was pronounced dead at Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
“Whatever we have to do to get the individuals who are responsible for taking my son’s life caught, we are planning to do,” she said.
Police surveillance photos released last fall show three men wanted in connection with the shooting. Police said three men were seen running through the parking lot of a Bank of America less than a block from the scene of the shooting just after Colombo was gunned down.
Speed was expected in bond court in Chicago Wednesday.