Vigil Held For NIU Shooting Victim

Steve Agee II was shot, killed at off-campus party on Nov. 23

By Jessica Guido
|  Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011  |  Updated 11:02 PM CDT
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Friends, Family Remember Steven Agee II

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Friends, Family Remember Steven Agee II

Steven Agee II, 22, was killed after a fight escalated at an apartment complex at 809 Edgebrook Drive, police said. Agee, a sociology major and student leader on campus, was shot three times in the chest around 2 a.m. and later pronounced dead at Kishwaukee Hospital, according to police.
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Northern Illinois University on Tuesday held a vigil for the late Steve Agee II to celebrate his life and time as a NIU student leader.

Agee, 22,  was murdered Nov. 23 at an off-campus party.   He was shot three times in the chest around 2 a.m. at an apartment on the 800 block of Edgebrook Drive in Dekalb. He was pronounced dead at Kishwaukee Hospital.

The vigil honored Agee, who was a senior sociology major and student leader on campus, starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center at NIU.

Agee's friends, relatives and representatives from the National Fraternity of Kappa Alpha Psi were in attendance.

Chaz Thrailkill, 19, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm. He is currently held on a $3 million bail.

Funds are being collected in honor of Agee for Non-For Profit violence organization. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Mel Williams EO (Epsilon Omicron) Fund at 820 Charles Street in Dekalb, 60115.

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