As police search for the man who killed Chicago Judge Raymond Myles, police have discovered a connection between the alleged getaway driver and Myles’ girlfriend, who was also injured in the botched robbery that ended in death.
Court records show that Myles’ girlfriend was previously married and she divorced in 2015. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, her ex-husband is related to Joshua Smith, the man police allege drove the car that the killer escaped in, although the exact relationship is not specified.
Smith says that the shooter (who is unnamed and still at large) had watched Myles’ girlfriend for weeks to learn her schedule. They planned to go to the house and rob her when she was on her way to the gym, Smith revealed. At 5 a.m., while Smith waited in the car, the alleged robber crept up on her, took her bag and shot her in the leg. When Myles heard the gunshot, he rushed outside and confronted the gunman, who shot the 66-year-old Cook County associate judge four times, killing him.
Smith is being held without bail on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated battery and obstructing police.
Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times.