Man charged in shooting death of teen

June 24, 2009 7:42:57 AM PDT
A Bellwood man has been charged in the death of an 18-year-old woman who was gunned down while sitting in a car last week in west suburban Forest Park. Darell Topps, 29, is charged with murder in the June 15 shooting death of 18-year-old Keyana Bates of Maywood. Topps is also charged with two counts of attempted murder.

Two other people were inside the car with Bates. One was injured by gunfire.

Investigators believe the shooting was the result of a dispute between two gangs.

Topps will appear in court on a bond hearing Wednesday.


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