Judge Raymond Myles, 66, and a 52-year-old female companion where shot in front of Myle’s home on Chicago’s South Side. The judge was shot after Melissa Staples stepped outside of his home, had words with the gunman and was shot once, at approximately 5 a.m. Upon hearing the gun shot Myles went outside, verbally confronted the gunman and was shot multiple times. He was later pronounced dead at a nearby medical center. His companion suffered a non life threatening injury. She told authorities that the suspect fled on foot after the altercation.
Investigators aren’t ruling out robbery as a motive, but nothing was stolen. It is also uncertain if the judge was targeted in relation to his work.
The FBI has posted a $25,000 reward for information leading to the gunman’s arrest.
The Honorable Judge Myles was involved in the case against William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew. He was also involved in the Brown’s Chicken Massacre case, in which two assailants robbed the restaurant and killed seven employees.