Mourners Gather For Funeral Of Murdered NIU Student

GLENWOOD (CBS) — Mourners gathered for a wake and funeral service for a NIU student who was shot dead last week.

A massive crowd filled the Calvary Baptist Church of Glenwood to say goodbye to Steven Agee.

The 22-year-old senior was shot to death at an off campus party after police say he got into an argument with a non-student who showed up at the party.

Tanya and Earlean Jackson were among those who came to pay their respects, CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports. They’ve known Steven for most of his life.

“I miss him deeply,” Tanya Jackson said. “Steven was not only a neighbor of mine for over 15 years … he was like family. He grew up with my nephews. He was a great person.”

“I just can’t explain it; it’s just so hurtful,” said Earlean Jackson. The mourners also included members of Agee’s NIU fraternity, where Agee was president.

Chaz Thrailkill has been charged with murdering Agee.

Police arrested him in a car about eight hours after the shooting. Thrailkill was not a NIU student.

  • Nicci

    My heart and prayers goes out to the Agee family. I remember seeing Steven out on the football field playing for the Cougars back in the days. RIP!

  • Fletchguy

    Is a picture of him throwing a well known gang sign all they had of this guy?

    • me

      It’s not a gang sign. He was in a Fraternity

  • Not Surprised

    Fletchguy “well known” ? really…… Your lack of compassion and ignorance are astounding!

  • deb

    why dont reporters say who on earth was the killer……why is the media siding for him , it would seem, always protecting criminals ? Is it not about time we stop giving so much protection and concern for these types….? And the one of you talking about gangs….gangs has nothing to do about this , stop protecting gang banger traikill. Like i said , it is not about gangs but a killer a murderer , and the fact that he is out among us still able to commit other crimes…..this is very serious matter …..crime is on the rise and we need reporters, judges and defense lawyers to stop bending over backwards to uphold the rights of criminals like Thailkill

  • Yo

    Its a not a gang sign its a sign used by members of Kappa Alpha Psi a fraternity founded in 1911 know your facts before you comment on my frat brother

    • Rich

      Shut up.

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