Judge set $500,000 bail for man charged in death of woman killed on LSD

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Sunday, June 5, 2016
Semaj Waters, 18.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An 18-year-old charged in the death of a woman who was struck and killed on Lake Shore Drive made his first court appearance on Saturday.

A Cook County judge set bail at $500,000 for Semaj Waters, of Chicago.

Police say Waters was part of a group of men who tried to rob 32-year old Pamela Johnson and her boyfriend along the lakefront last weekend.

Johnson died when she was hit by a truck on Lakeshore Drive as she tried to get away from the group. Her boyfriend sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Chicago police released surveillance photos earlier this week, showing suspected members of the group.

At least five teens seen in the photos released by police were questioned for several hours Wednesday by detectives. Community activist Andrew Holmes said their parents had brought them into police.