No bond for man accused of killing hoops standout Jonathan Mills

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Chicago Police walk outside the Lavanderia Soap Opera Laundromat and Keeler Food & Deli during an investigation of a shooting that killed former basketball player Jonathan Mills in the 4100 Block of West Roosevelt Road on Monday. | Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Bond was denied Saturday for a South Side man charged with gunning down former high school hoops star Jonathan Mills earlier this week in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Travell Taylor | Chicago Police

Travell Taylor | Chicago Police

Travell Taylor, 24, faces first-degree murder charges for the Monday shooting in the 4100 block of West Roosevelt, according to Chicago Police.

About 1:30 p.m., Taylor walked up to Mills and shot him repeatedly, police allege.

Mills, a 26-year-old who lived in the 2200 block of West 51st Street, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:41 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Jonathan Mills | Sun-Times file photo

Jonathan Mills | Sun-Times file photo

Mills led North Lawndale College Prep to the 2008 Class 2A state championship and the 2009 city title before going on to play at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he played in the NCAA Tournament in 2012. The father of two daughters, he previously played basketball professionally overseas and was training to make it back there, a former coach said.

Taylor, of the 8000 block of South Normal, was arrested Thursday and was ordered held without bond at a Saturday hearing, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is due in court again Monday.


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