Monday, April 10, 2017

Judge murdered this morning outside his South Side home

Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles was shot multiple times early this morning outside his home in the West Chesterfield portion of Chicago's Roseland Community. He was pronounced dead at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn soon thereafter; a lady accompanying the judge was wounded in the attack and is expected to survive. The Chicago Tribune Breaking News coverage can be accessed at this link.

DNAInfo,in a story reported by Kelly Bauer and Erica Demarest, indicates that the incident might have started out as an attempted robbery.

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans issued the following statement concerning the passing of Judge Myles:
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, Associate Judge Raymond Myles. I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in the Criminal Division.

Judge Myles joined the court in October 1999 when the Illinois Supreme Court appointed him to fill a vacancy that he held for just over a year. The circuit judges appointed him as an associate judge in June 2001, and he has served in the Criminal Division since March 2009.

Judge Myles joined the bench with a wealth of experience in law and extensive service to the community. 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.

All of our colleagues at the Leighton Criminal Court Building will miss Judge Myles, who they came to know for his kindness and his impartial administration of justice.


Anonymous said...

I heard this tragic news while out of town. Condolences to the family and friends of this respected judge. Black Lady Who Reads.

Levois said...

This is entirely senseless act and I hope the perps are caught!

Albert said...

What a horrible tragedy. Condolences to the man's family and community.