IL judge fatally shot outside Chicago home

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Chicago police are searching for a gunman who they say shot and killed a Cook County, Illinois, criminal court judge Monday morning outside his Chicago home on the city's South Side.

Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 9400-block of South Forest Avenue at about 4:51 a.m. and found a 51-year-old woman and 66-year-old man wounded.

The man was identified as Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

A neighbor told the Tribune that she heard about six shots and a woman screaming early in the morning. Police are investigating. No one is in custody.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi Monday morning called Judge Raymond Myles' death a "senseless murder" and said detectives are "making progress in the investigation".

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He said the airline was conducting a review and reaching out to the passenger to "further address and resolve this situation". Before yesterday's incident escalated, United reportedly asked for volunteers to give up their seats on the flight.

Police have yet to determine a motive for the shootings, but suspect that it might have been an attempted robbery.

The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Staples said the department is "actively pursuing multiple promising leads" and reviewing footage from nearby private video cameras. The other driver punched him in the face, causing serious injuries, according to court records cited in the newspaper. Myles was an associate judge in the court's criminal division.

"I join all of the judges today in the Circuit Court of Cook County in expressing our sadness regarding the tragic passing of our colleague and friend", Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans wrote in a statement released to The Washington Post.

"I have always known Judge Myles to be focused and determined in the pursuit of justice, and his conduct earned him the confidence and respect of the people who appeared before him", Evans added. The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the killer.

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