Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago

Cook County Judge Fatally Shot Outside His Roseland Home

Cook County criminal judge shot to death in Chicago

While the incident possibly started as an attempted robbery, police said nothing was taken from the judge or the woman. The I-Team confirms that the man shot is Cook County Judge Raymond Myles.

Words were exchanged before the man fired, hitting the woman once.

Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles was slain just before 5 a.m. behind his home at 9443 S. Forest Avenue, officials said. A woman was also wounded in the shooting and is expected to survive.

A judge involved in several high-profile cases in Chicago was shot and killed outside his home Monday morning, police said.

First Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Navarro this morning called Judge Raymond Myles' death "another senseless act of violence". The man was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Myles then came outside after hearing the gunshots, exchanged words and was shot multiple times, Staples said.

Myles received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Myles joined the circuit court in October 1999 and was appointed as an associate judge in June 2011 - at one point ordering William Balfour, the man later found guilty of killing Oscar victor Jennifer Hudson's family, to be held without bail.

Judge Myles, 66, worked at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, Cook County's main criminal courthouse at 26th and California.

The judge was appointed to the Cook County Circuit Court in 1999 after an extensive career in law and community service.

"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 said.

The FBI is working with Chicago police on the investigation and is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a suspect in the case.

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