Bond denied for suspects in murder of Skokie high school student

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Skokie Police officers have arrested four people in the murder and attempted murder of two 17-year-old students.

Bond was denied for three of the four suspects charged with the shooting death of 17-year-old Niles North High School student Max Gadau and critically wounding a 17-year old female friend he was with at the time.
Dzevad Avdic, 19,  Myles Hughes, 19, Nicholas Smith, 19, all of Chicago, and Jeremy Ly, 19, of Skokie,  has been charged with the murder and attempted murder.

Skokie police say they are still looking for a fifth suspect in the case, believed to be the shooter.
In bond court prosecutors detailed the grizzly shooting and robbery, allegedly planned for days. They say Avdic planned to rob the victims and arrange a meeting with them on the pretense of buying marijuana. The complaint says Ly contacted Smith and Hughes and another man to help Avdic with the robbery. But prosecutors say when the female victim refused to comply she was shot in the face and Gadau in the back. The suspects fleeing the scene.
In court today Hughes mother and her attorney, Ly's family, and Smith's family all chose not to talk to reporters. But Smith, who was out on probation for a residential burglary, had his attorney Edgar Howard speak for him saying that Smith had no knowledge of the pre-arranged crime.
A vigil and remembrance ceremony was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston Sunday night for Gadau.

As Skokie police continue to search for a fifth suspect in the case Avdic is do in Bond Court Monday.

 

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