Bond denied for man in Cal City shooting death

2013-10-15T14:15:00Z 2013-10-15T23:23:05Z Bond denied for man in Cal City shooting deathGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 15, 2013 2:15 pm  • 

CALUMET CITY | A judge denied bond for an 18-year-old Calumet City man charged in the slaying of an acquaintance over the weekend.

Noah Wilburn is scheduled to make his initial appearance at the Sixth District Cook County Circuit Court in Markham on Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He is being held at the Cook County Jail.

Wilburn, of Calumet City, was arrested Saturday night, and had an initial court appearance Sunday at the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, where Associate Judge Adam Donald Bourgeois Jr. denied bond.

Wilburn is charged in the death of 23-year-old Brandon Wilborn. Police said the men are not related, despite similar last names. Police have said the two were at 839 163rd St. when they got into a disagreement Saturday night that ended in the shooting.

Wilborn was transported to Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Hammond, where he was pronounced dead. The Lake County coroner’s office has determined the death by multiple gunshot wounds to be a homicide. Wilborn lived in the 900 block of East 163rd Street in Calumet City, police said.

Police have said they do not believe the shooting is gang-related.

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