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Suspect charged in death of Evanston teen

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EVANSTON -- Authorities say a suburban Chicago teenager was gunned down last weekend by a man who mistakenly targeted him.

First-degree murder charges were filed against 20-year-old Wesley Woodson III in the Sept. 22 death of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman of Evanston. The 14-year-old was killed as he was walking home with friends from a party.

Authorities say after the party ended, Woodson's cousin was involved in a fight. The cousin called the Woodson home asking to be picked up. Woodson allegedly left the home armed and confronted Coleman and seven friends and started firing, striking the teen in the back.

Prosecutors say two witnesses identified Woodson as the shooter.

Woodson, who allegedly has gang ties, was ordered held without bond Friday. It wasn't immediately known if he has legal representation.

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