Arrest Made In Shooting Death Of Chicago Judge, Police Say Robbery Was Motive

Even a judge who worked hard and did well in life can’t escape the “Black on Black” crime in the city of Chicago.

Fox News: Authorities in Chicago said Wednesday a 37-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a judge who handled criminal cases.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet that Joshua Smith was charged in the shooting death of Associate Cook County Circuit Judge Raymond Myles earlier this week.

At a press briefing, police said robbery was the motive behind the killing and that it was “not random.”

Chicago Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples said it was a targeted robbery by Smith, who she says didn’t act alone. Staples said the gun used in the shooting of Myles was also used in an armed robbery in January during which the victim was wounded.

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Smith was convicted of armed robbery in 2003 and served six years in prison, according to Staples.

Video cameras on Myles’ home and others in the area helped police identify the car used by the suspects in the shooting and its license plate, Staples said. When police found the vehicle, it had a different license plate than the one seen in the videos, she said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Guglielmi said investigators were “questioning individuals” in the case who were “people of interest,” but declined to specify how many.

Myles was shot to death Monday outside his home on Chicago’s South Side. A woman he knew also was shot and wounded. More

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