Chicago Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was shot dead outside his home on the south side of Chicago. Early on Monday morning, neighbors said they heard a woman screaming within the home of the judge just 5 am. He was shot several times, expiring after being taken to Advocate Medical Center. Besides the judge, a 52-year-old unidentified woman was shot in the leg. She was last reported in serious condition at the same hospital. So far, no one has been arrested for the shootings.
Chicago has seen a dramatic rise in the number of murders committed. In 2016, Chicago registered 750 homicides, which is a number it had not seen since the 1990s. So far, 2017 is trending in the same direction. So far, 150 murders have been recorded in the Windy City.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, a witness -- who asked not to be identified -- said, “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 judge and woman customarily left early each morning to exercise. According to the witness, there may be surveillance video available.
The body of Judge Myles and the woman were found at the back of the property.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the incident amounted to a “senseless murder.” '.
As an associate judge in the court's criminal division, Myles heard several high-profile cases in his career. Two suspects arrested for the 1993 Brown's Chicken massacre, appeared before Myles shortly after their arrest in 2002 for the mass murder. In 2015, Myles was attacked by a man in a minor traffic collision. The driver of the other car punched him in the face when he tried to take pictures of the damage to his car.The incident required hospitalization for a fractured nose, chipped tooth, and injuries that required reconstructive surgery.
Later, Deandre Hudson (22) was arrested for the attack and charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm to someone over the age of 60.