Bond set in West Side memorial shooting

June 30, 2011

Bond of $500,000 has been set for Michael Martinez. Prosecutors say Martinez opened fire with a gun during the memorial service for Jovany Diaz.

Diaz, 15 and a student at Amundsen High School, was killed celebrating his 15th birthday near his home in West Humboldt Park.

Martinez, according to prosecutors, was free on a pending narcotics charge when he went to the Diaz memorial. The Chicago Tribune reports further that Martinez has a tattoo on his right arm saying “In loving memory- Jovany Diaz.”

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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