A judge from Cook County was shot and killed while a woman was wounded outside of the judge’s home in Chicago Monday morning, say police.
Victim of the Shootings
Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66 years old, had been shot several times right before 5 a.m. as he was on his front porch located in the city’s South Side, confirmed authorities.
He had been pronounced dead in a hospital nearby at 5:33 a.m., stated the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The woman was a “close associate of the judge” according to police, and had been shot in her leg but she “is expected survive,” Kevin Navarro, the Chicago Police Department’s 1st Deputy Superintendent said.
“You have our word that we will not let the judge’s life go in vain,” said Navarro. “We will hold this killer accountable.”
Events of the Evening
Police say that the woman departed her home and headed to her gym prior to encountering “an individual with a gun” outside of the door. The two exchanged words then the man holding the gun started to fire shots not long after, said Navarro. Myles stepped out once he heard the sounds of shots by this same individual.
Police said they don’t believe that the woman had known who shot at them, and there appears to be no property taken from inside the home.
One neighbor said to Chicago Tribune that “gunfire and screams” woke him up, and that they had come from the home of the judge.
“I heard maybe six shots. The shots woke me up, and the screaming of the woman woke me up. She was screaming, ‘Don’t kill him, don’t kill him!'” the still unidentified neighbour said, and he also stated that he thinks the shootings might have been recorded as there were cameras installed around the home.