Judge denies bond for teen charged in Lansing homicide

2012-09-14T12:00:00Z 2012-09-15T13:15:15Z Judge denies bond for teen charged in Lansing homicideBy Jeanette Lach, (219) 933-3267 jeanette.lach@nwi.com nwitimes.com
September 14, 2012 12:00 pm  • 

LANSING | A Cook Circuit Court judge denied bond for a 17-year-old Lansing teen charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicide in connection with the shooting death Wednesday of a Country Club Hills teen, police said.

Miguel Webster, of the 170th block of Lorenz Avenue, appeared for a preliminary hearing at the Sixth District Cook County Circuit Court in Markham in connection with the shooting death of Asonte Gutierrez, 15, of Country Club Hills, police said.

Police said the two teens were acquaintances and the incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.

This marks the first homicide in Lansing since 2010, according to police.

At 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, Lansing police responded to an alley in the 170th block of Lorenz Avenue for a report of an unresponsive teenage male. Officers found Gutierrez shot in the head and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner's office said Gutierrez had two gunshot wounds to the head.

Police obtained a search warrant for Webster's garage and home and recovered evidence, including a weapon linking Webster to Gutierrez's death, police said.

The Lansing Police Department, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force and the Cook County state's attorney's office conducted the investigation.

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