No bond for man charged with killing Keshawn Slaughter and wounding 11-year-old stepson in West Pullman

A man charged with an April shooting in West Pullman that left Keshawn Slaughter dead and his 11-year-old stepson wounded on the Far South Side has been ordered held without bond.

Leander Townsell | Chicago Police

Leander Townsell | Chicago Police

Leander Townsell, 22, was arrested about 10:50 a.m. Friday in the 2600 block of South California, according to Chicago Police. He was charged with murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery.

On Sunday, Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered him held at Cook County Jail without bond, court records show.

About 5:20 p.m. April 10, the 26-year-old Slaughter and his stepson were walking back from the store in the 11600 block of South Bishop. A white vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Keshawn Slaughter | Facebook

Keshawn Slaughter | Facebook

Slaughter was shot in the back of the head and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:25 p.m., authorities said.

The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was also taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was initially listed in serious condition, police said.

Townsell, who lives in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, is due back in court on July 21, court records show.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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