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Cook County Criminal Judge executed outside his Chicago home

April 10, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Cook County Criminal Judge executed outside his Chicago home

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Authorities in Illinois say a Cook County judge, was one of two people gunned down outside his home on Chicago’s south side early Monday morning.

Police sources told the Chicago Tribune, 66-year-old Raymond Myles, an Associate Cook County Criminal Judge, was shot multiple times outside his residence on the 9400 block of South Forest Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood around 4:50 a.m.

Emergency responders rushed Myles to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

A 52-year-old woman also suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her leg and remains in critical condition at Christ Medical Center.

Neighbors told police they were awakened by sounds of gunfire followed by screams coming from the judge’s two-story brick home.

“I heard maybe six shots. The shots woke me up and the woman’s screams woke me up,” a neighbor who refused to be identified citing concerns for his safety told the Tribune.

“She was screaming, ‘Don’t kill him, don’t kill him!'”

The man immediately dialed 911 and was told by dispatchers other neighborhood residents had already called. When police arrived on the scene, the man went outside saw the fatally wounded judge lying on the porch and the woman’s body near the garage with the door open.

“I think he was alive when they carried him to the ambulance,” he said.

Chicago Police cordoned off the crime scene, as investigators combed the backyard for evidence.

“I knew him well, he was a great guy,” the neighbor said. “He looked after the neighborhood. Any mischief in the area, he would investigate. He never talked about being a judge. He was just Ray.”

Police officials haven’t indicated whether investigators have determinedĀ a motive for the shooting or uncovered names of possible suspects.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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