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Bail denied for teen in fatal shooting of Country Club Hills boy

Miguel Webster / phofrom Lansing police

Miguel Webster / photo from Lansing police

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Updated: October 17, 2012 6:32AM



A 17-year-old Lansing boy is being held without bail in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Country Club Hills boy found in an alley early Wednesday.

At the Markham Courthouse on Friday, Judge Derron Bowden ordered Miguel Webster held without bail and set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 10, according to Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin.

Webster, of the 17000 block of Lorenz Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide, Lansing police said.

Police found the body of Asonte Gutierrez in an alley in the 17000 block of Lorenz Avenue in Lansing about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday after someone called to report a teen lying on the ground, a release from police said.

Gutierrez, of the 4700 block of West 185th Place, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he was shot twice in the head with a shotgun and his death was ruled a homicide.

An investigation by the Lansing police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force led to them obtaining a search warrant for a garage and home in the 17000 block of Lorenz, police said.

Investigators recovered evidence, including the shotgun, that directly linked Webster to the murder, police said. Webster and Gutierrez were acquaintances and the killing did not appear to be a random act, police said.

Gutierrez’s death is the first homicide in Lansing since 2010, police said.



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