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Bond denied for man charged with murder of Clemente High School student

The man accused of killing a Clemente High School student is being held without bail.

Larry Luellen made his first appearance in bond court Saturday morning.  The 34-year-old is charged with murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Clemente High School student Frances Colon last week in Humboldt Park.

“The fact is, we have a good strong case, good enough to charge him at this point.”

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy talked just after Luellen’s appearance in bond court saying an anonymous tip led investigators to Luellen, who they believe was targeting another man in a drug dispute but hit Colon in the back instead, killing her as she walked in the 1100 of North Pulaski February 15th.

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“He was chasing one individual down the street firing shots at him, which anybody conducting a gun safety course or teaching somebody how to shoot will tell you never to do because as you’re running the gun is bouncing around. So naturally he hits the wrong person.  Not that it would’ve been okay if he hit that person but he hits an innocent person who was not the intended target. And everybody fled the scene.”

At least three cameras, he says, caught the moments leading up to the shooting and the shooting itself.

Luellen was on probation at the time for a 2010 felony conviction, court records indicate he’s had gang affiliations in the past.  Right now, even though police have witnesses, they say the man Luellen allegedly targeted in the shooting isn’t cooperating.

“If we don’t get that anonymous tip in the Luellen case we probably wouldn’t be standing here today.  We may have been here in 2 weeks or a week from now but god knows what would have happened between.”

Because of his criminal past and this latest allegation, Luellen faces life in prison if convicted.

“These crimes serve as a reminder to the criminals in this city and the citizens will not tolerate their violence.”

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42 Comments to “Bond denied for man charged with murder of Clemente High School student”

    Juan said:
    February 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Where is that idiot who said the shooter was Puerto Rican? You must feel real dumb and stupid now.There are no more Puerto Rican troublemakers in Chicago, They all moved to Puerto Rico to ruin my beautiful island. The crime rate over there is just as bad as Chicago's south side. All for the damn drugs.

      Lovely said:
      February 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      you sound dumb Juan and you mad eur own people "puerto ricans'' sound messed up, FOOL.

        lovely said:
        February 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        Correction, u made ur people sound messed up

        Juan said:
        February 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM

        It is bad in Puerto Rico. The truth is the truth but it is just like Chicago's south side the drug trade. My people are not messed up only the criminals are. Remember I said troublemakers not the decent people.

    Blahh said:
    February 23, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    mmm you know they seem to be accidentally shooting some pretty good lookin gals ……… just sayin wtf

      sharong4 said:
      February 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      that is truly sick.

    Anonymus said:
    February 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    It's crazy I went to school with her.

    Clyde said:
    February 23, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    That silverback looks innocent to me.

    John said:
    February 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    "Cops took a photo of me half-naked"…."I feel violated..I'm gonna sue them!…"

      pagan69 said:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      Ah yes the Ghetto Lottery, Go to Jail Sue the Cops, Pull a gun Get Shot, break into a Downstate Home Get Shot and Killed, Relitives Sue Homeowner for Loss of Wages, Not Down South, Judges Consider you a Fellon even in Death

    kirby1414 said:
    February 23, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Any chance this d/bag has a previous record??? WOW! That mug shot just about says it all, doesn't it?? And to think this idiot could have been part of King Rahm's basketball program and NOT killed this young girl…I can that could have been his future – - HAD HE ONLY HAD A CHANCE AT THE PROGRAM…Damn!

    Gio said:
    February 23, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    R.I.P to Frances Colon and i give my respects to her family may her soul rest in peace

    Enrique said:
    February 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Look at this urban yoot. The urban yoot are the reason I live in a small town/village. If it’s urban, I don’t go there.

    Tired of the Morons said:
    February 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Another chimp. LMFAO! But honestly, was there any doubt. And thanks to these gems it makes them all look bad.

      sharong4 said:
      February 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      You need to go back down south where all the mob action started with the sheets. I bet you would fit right in.

    Jesse J said:
    February 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    "He a good boy and innocent. He just be turning his life around."

      pagan69 said:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:18 AM

      Signed Up For Lincoln Challange and Parkland College

    Joymar said:
    February 23, 2013 at 2:51 PM

    I know you should not judge people by their appearance, but………

    bubba said:
    February 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    It's always the innocent one who gets shot not the intended target.

      pagan69 said:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      Perhaps police should offer up free ammo and range time so these prigs start hitting what they shot at and as a graduation present they all get a ride to Cook County Lock-up

    none ya. said:
    February 23, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Spell check.

    doogie said:
    February 23, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    RIP FRANCES COLON

    FRY HIS ASS..COOK COUNTY

    Marzelle Luellen said:
    February 23, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Every single one of yall is wrong. First off thats my cousin. Second he is a changed man of GOD. And every single one of you who feels its your place to judge are wrong. GOD has something planned for each and every one of you. As well as the real people who did kill that girl. He is innocent and GOD knows so i trust and believe GOD almighty will take care of this and the real perpertrators will see justice

      pagan69 said:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      And yo cuz has a date to be judged by 12 of God's and Cook Counties's Chosen I am sure Justice will be servesd in the eyes of GOD and COOK COUNTY

      Tired of the Morons said:
      February 24, 2013 at 11:26 AM

      He's man of God since his arrest because his ass is going to get fried.

      John said:
      February 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      God moves in mysterious ways!

      John said:
      February 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Are you telling me this guy is actually a sheep disguised as a wolf?

    woolfie said:
    February 24, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    What do you want to bet that in one way or another, tax dollars paid for those tattoos!

    Marzelle Luellen said:
    February 24, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    i refuse to dignify the ignorance of any you. Like i said i have belief in Jesus himself that the correct justice will be served. And the Lord wlll handle all you as well

      Tired of the Morons said:
      February 24, 2013 at 4:55 PM

      F U!

        Marzelle Luellen said:
        February 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM

        Its people like you that makes america look bad. I serve my country in the Air Force so all you did was prove your ignorance

    Tommy said:
    February 24, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Black people need to stay in school-signed a black guy

    guest said:
    February 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    i just want to send my condolences to the family of the beautiful young lady that was at the wrong place at the wrong time on the behalf of my family i am his first and favorite cousin and i know it was truely a accident he is a man of god and he has changed his life around he has things going for his self and people want to bash him all the time their just jealous theyve always tried to bring my cousin down but you cant hold a good one down like i said we surely have been praying for my family as well as the young lady family and cpd yaul didnt have to put that damm mug shot of him on tv because he got better pictures you guys could have put him on a got damm shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      guest said:
      February 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      innocent until proven guilty free hin it was an accident i wish i could bring that baby back to her parents im so so so so sorry for your loss please forgive him he is a man of god tears for both families

        wisconsinite said:
        February 24, 2013 at 9:52 PM

        with the mindset of you and your other family members , may'be the whole bunch of you should be behind bars.

      steveo said:
      February 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      accident my ass what did he trip with a gun in his hand asshole he shot at a person that is not accident and killed an innocent girl

      wisconsinite said:
      February 24, 2013 at 10:30 PM

      since your his first and favorite cousin, that's good enough for me, set him FREE!

    sharong4 said:
    February 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    This man should not be tried, just fried. How is he going to be running and trying to shoot someone? Even I know that doesn't work. He must have been watching too many cowboy movies. That only works in the movies. These young boys had better sit down. More and more time is going to be handed out because of these fools. Another beautiful young lady is dead because of some butt hole trying to play God. They always say what goes around, comes around. Maybe he had better watch his back in prison. These young gang bangers are taking things to a whole nuther level and I don't think some of these old true gang bangers are going to like it.

    Guest said:
    February 25, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    I in fact know this young man & I know they have the wrong person!!! May God Be With You Lue!!!

    al haynes said:
    February 26, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    The shooter is a 'sad-sack-a-crap that looks much older than 34,,lol,the Coward !

    duke morrow said:
    February 26, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    'Anybody' who uses a gun to settle a one-on-one dispute, is a Coward Pu**y 'N'-word 'Childish SiSSy !

    anonymus said:
    February 26, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    on the street trying to be bad with a gun now he sitting behind bars looking like a little b**ch thats what u get looking like u wanna cry u scared now fry his ass

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