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Arrest made in killing of University of Chicago student

Authorities have made an arrest in the killing of a University of Chicago student, reports ABC7.

Authorities say Alton Spann, 18, got out of his car Tuesday and demanded Shaoxiong Zheng turn over his property. Spann is accused of shooting Zheng in the chest. He fled and later pawned Zheng’s electronics for $100, police say.

“Just let that sink in: $100 for Mr. Zheng’s and his family’s grief,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said.

The Chicago Sun Times reports Spann faces charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, police announced Friday night.

Deputy Chief of Detectives Rahman Muhammad says firearms confiscated from Spann have been tested and confirmed as the gun used to shoot Zheng.

“The victim did nothing at all to deserve being shot or killed — at all,” Brown said. “Whether he struggled or was startled or said something back, he did nothing to provoke this heinous crime.”

“We have to treat violence in Chicago the same way we are treating the pandemic of the coronavirus,” said Rep. Bobby Rush to NBC Chicago.

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