Investigation of Northwestern student killing: donor gifts  a $10,000 reward

Investigation of Northwestern student killing: donor gifts a $10,000 reward

On September 2, 2018, Shane Colombo fell victim to the senseless violence of Chicago. Colombo was a 25-year-old Ph.D. student who just landed in Chicago and was set to begin clinical psychology at Northwestern University.

Colombo was shopping for clothing hangers in Roger Park when he walked into the fire-exchange of two gunmen. That Sunday night a stray bullet hit him in the abdomen around 8:25 p.m. He was immediately rushed to the Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, and later pronounced died.

A block from the scene of the shooting three men were reportedly spotted by the Chicago Police Department running through the parking lot of Bank of America. Since the shooting, CPD has released several images of three suspects. The police have also retrieved camera footage of the alleged suspects. Unfortunately, the blurred photos and camera footage has not lead to the conviction or arrest of Colombo’s killer.

This Wednesday, an anonymous donor donated a $10,000 reward to encourage witnesses to assist with the investigation. Everyone who has any information about the suspect is asked to call Area North Detectives at 312-744-8261. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to