A Cook Country judge has been killed and another woman was injured in a shooting that took place outside of their South Side home on Monday morning, according to police.
Associate Judge Raymond Myles, who was 66 years old, and the woman, 52, were seen outside the home at 4:50 a.m., the report stated.
Myles took several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The other woman was shot in the leg and was rushed to the hopistal in serious condition.
The police then tied off the block as investigators looked through the evidence for clues as to who shot them. There have been no arrests as of yet.
A neighbor who lives nearby said they were awoken by gun shots and screaming, “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.”
It looked like the judge was well liked in and around his neighborhood, “I knew him well,” he continued, “Great guy, great neighbor. He looked after the neighborhood. Any mischief in the neighborhood, he was investigating. He was always at the block clubs. He never talked about being a judge. He was just Ray.”
This is a sad day for the people that new Myles. It sounds like he was loved by everyone he came into contact with. The police are currently looking into several leads that could lead them to the killer. It sounds like this might be politically motivated. Many of the neighbors witnessed the car that the gunshots came out of, but nobody saw a face.
Judge Myles worked in Cook County Circuit Court’s Criminal Division, and was described by the Chicago Tribune as being involved in several high profile cases over the last few years. According to the Tribune, two suspects in a 1993 massacre that left seven dead at a restaurant appeared before Judge Myles when then were arrested in 2002. The judge also ordered William Balfour, the man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of three family members of actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, held without bond.
More recently, the judge was attacked after his car was struck by another vehicle. The judge began taking photos of the damage to his car and the other vehicle when the driver got out and punched him in the face. That driver was arrested and is awaiting trial.
Hopefully police can get to the bottom of this as soon as possible. He deserves justice. What do you guys think about this judge being shot right in front of his own home?