Chicago Judge Is Killed At Home; Motive Unknown

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Cook County, Il., Judge Raymond Myles persuaded his neighbors to install surveillance cameras on their homes. Now those same cameras could help solve yesterday’s fatal shooting of the judge, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Detectives are considering a variety of motives including robbery and possible links to a beating the judge suffered in 2015 and recent threats that he’d received. Myles, 66, was shot at about 4:50 a.m. outside his home. His 52-year-old girlfriend was shot in the leg. A neighbor said he was in his home when he heard a woman outside yelling, “Don’t kill him! Don’t kill him!” Then he heard about five gunshots.

Police don’t believe the shootings were random. Myles’ girlfriend encountered the shooter on a concrete pad between the house and the garage, said Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples. The two “exchanged words” and the woman was shot. The woman didn’t appear to know the shooter, Staples said. Myles came out of the house in response to the noise. He and the gunman argued and the man shot Myles multiple times before running away, Staples said. Police said they are looking into whether the shootings are connected to recent threats against Myles or an apparent road-rage incident that left him with serious injuries last year.

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