Shakiel Coleman.

Evanston police say first degree murder charges have been filed against a 26-year-old Evanston man in connection with an early morning murder last July on Howard Street.

Shakiel Coleman of the 100 block of Clyde Avenue was arrested early last Saturday by the U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at a hotel in Maumee, Ohio, near Toledo.

Police had found 20-year-old Brian Carrion of Glenview on the ground near the Howard Street CTA station about 1:16 a.m. on July 23, dying of multiple gunshot wounds.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry says Evanston detectives and members of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force, working with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, investigated the case.

He says witness interviews, review of video surveillance and forensic analysis of evidence helped identify Coleman as the suspect in the case.

On Sept. 10 police and the state’s attorney’s office were able to secure a nationwide arrest warrant for murder and began working with the Marshals Service shortly thereafter.

Henry says charges were filed against Coleman on Thursday. He’s being held without bond at the Cook County Jail. He’s next due in court at the Skokie Courthouse on Oct. 29.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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