Chicago judge, 66, shot dead outside of his home

Posted April 11, 2017

The judge, Raymond Myles, 66, was killed and a 52-year-old woman police are not now identifying suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg, police report.

Police say that they are. The I-Team confirms that the man shot is Cook County Judge Raymond Myles.

A neighbor told the Tribune that she heard about six shots and a woman screaming early in the morning.

Another person, a 52-year-old woman, was also shot, and was hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to her leg, according to the station.

Chief police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said that FBI Chicago is assisting the Chicago Police Department with the investigation and a $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Judge Myles, 66, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:33 a.m., according to county officials.

First Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Navarro Monday morning called Judge Raymond Myles' death "another senseless act of violence".

Police have yet to determine a motive for the shootings, but suspect that it might have been an attempted robbery.

Staples said detectives were pursuing "multiple and promising leads" and reviewing video footage from public and private surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.

"Every day civil servants like Judge Myles and those of us in law enforcement work tirelessly to hold criminals accountable and make our streets safer", Navarro said.

"All of our colleagues at the Leighton Criminal Court Building will miss Judge Myles, who they came to know for his kindness and his impartial administration of justice". He was appointed to the court in 1999.

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans released a statement saying he joined "all of the judges today in the Circuit Court of Cook County in expressing our sadness regarding the tragic passing of our colleague and friend".