A nineteen-year-old man from Markham, Illinois has been arrested in this morning's shooting death of a Northern Illinois University student. Chaz Thrailkill was arrested late this morning in DeKalb, more than eight hours after the shooting near campus. Thrailkill is charged with first degree murder and is being held on three million dollars bond in the DeKalb County Jail.
Steven Agee II was attending an off-campus party overnight when he was shot in the chest during an argument. The 22-year-old senior from Park Forest was pronounced dead soon afterward. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen says it appears Agee and Thrailkill were the only two involved in the argument, and Agee was shot two to three times inside an apartment. An autopsy will be performed this afternoon.
Thrailkill is not a student at N.I.U. and was visiting friends in DeKalb. No other arrest warrants are expected at this time regarding the shooting.