Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Judges not safe in Chicago: Fatal shooting of Cook County judge may have been attempted robbery

They say that the murder rate is down from last year in Chicago.  Tell that to this judge's family and see how far that goes. 

Chicago Tribune reports Chicago police say a Cook County judge shot to death Monday morning outside his South Side home might have been the victim of an attempted robbery, though it didn’t appear any possessions were taken from the judge and a woman companion who was wounded.

Citing preliminary information, police said the woman, 52, encountered the gunman by the garage of the two-story brick home in the 9400 block of South Forest Avenue around 4:50 a.m.  Words were exchanged and she was shot once in the leg.

"Upon hearing the commotion and the gunshot, Judge (Raymond) Myles exited his residence," Melissa Staples, the chief of detectives, said at a news conference at police headquarters. "(He) exchanged words with the offender before he was fatally shot multiple times."

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