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.
Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, and a 52-year-old woman were found shot outside the home in the 9400-block of Forest Avenue at about 4:51 a.m., police said.
Police do not believe the shooting was a targeted attack, but instead a robbery turned deadly. The FBI joined the investigation Monday afternoon.
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.
Crime tape and police now surround Myles’ home. Detectives said the 66-year-old was leaving his home for an early work out with a woman he knew when she encountered an armed man and was shot in the leg.
“Upon hearing the commotion, and the gunshot, Judge Myles exited his residence to investigate. And again, based off this very preliminary information, they exchanged words with the offender before he was fatally shot multiple times,” said Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples.
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