Man charged in shooting death of 16-year-old girl in Roseland - FOX 32 News Chicago

No bond for man charged with shooting death of 16-year-old girl

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Deon Blandon, 18. Deon Blandon, 18.
Taylor Fitting. (Photo courtesy of the Fitting family). Taylor Fitting. (Photo courtesy of the Fitting family).
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Bond was denied Friday for a South Side man accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl this week in the Roseland neighborhood.

SEE: 16-year-old girl fatally shot in Roseland, near Fenger High School

Deon Blandon, 18, was charged with felony first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Taylor Fitting in the head while she was sitting in the back seat of a car about 9:25 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

On Friday, Blandon was ordered held without bond and given a next court date of Dec. 4, said Cook County State's Attorney's office spokesman Andy Conklin.

Fitting was with five other friends in a dark Cadillac with tinted windows when a bullet flew through an open window in the car and struck her in the face, friends said. The teen didn't appear to be Blandon's intended target, friends said earlier this week, but rather was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police said Tuesday Taylor, of the 9300 block of South Winchester Avenue, was dropped off by an unknown person at Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

The teen girl was then transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died late Monday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police say Blandon, of the 11300 block of South Normal Avenue, lives one block away from where the shooting occurred -- also just a short walk from Fenger High School.

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