Chicago police are searching for a gunman who shot Cook County Judge Raymond Myles outside his home on the city's South Side, Monday morning.
Myles, 66, was accompanied by a 52-year-old woman described as a "close associate of the judge." The woman was also shot and is expected to survive, Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples told CNN.
The woman walked out of Myles' home around 5 a.m., exchanged words with the gunman and was shot once, Staples told ABC News.
Myles heard the gunshot and went outside to investigate, then started to exchange words with the gunman before being shot multiple times.
The suspect then fled the scene on foot. Myles was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center around 5:30 a.m.
“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," Chief Judge Timothy Evans said in a statement. "I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in the Criminal Division."
Myles was involved in several high-profile cases in recent years, including the case against William Balfour, who was convicted of killing actress Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, CNN reports.
Police said they are working to determine whether the robbery may have been a motive in this case, although nothing appears to have been stolen.
"We're investigating a multitude of possible leads," Staples told CNN.
The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Myles' killer.
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