I am writing to update you on the search for the individual suspected in the shooting deaths of two men in Rogers Park last week.
Forty detectives are still assigned to the case and are following up on over 230 tips. The detectives reviewed video from surveillance cameras in Loyola Park near the scene of the second murder and unfortunately found nothing on the footage. However, they are continuing to review and download other video surveillance from the surrounding area, including CTA video, and are canvassing the neighborhood for additional information.
In the meantime, the Jewish United Fund, the Rogers Park Builders Group and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have teamed up with Cook County Crime Stoppers to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for these crimes.
If you have information, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-535-7867 or visit cookcountycrimestoppers.org.
You may leave your tip anonymously. You will be given a code and if your information is verified and leads to an arrest, you will be paid a cash reward.
Below is a compilation of videos taken of the suspect taken immediately before and after the shooting on Sherwin Sunday morning, September 30th:
The first video shows the suspect walking west on the south side of the 1400 block of Sherwin just before the first shooting. Subsequent videos taken after Sunday’s attack show him running east through the alley that lies between the 1400 blocks of Chase and Touhy.
Please examine the videos closely. Note especially the suspect’s unique gait with his feet pointed out.
The suspect has a slim build and is between 5’10” and 6’2″ in height. He was wearing dark glasses and a black track suit, with a hat and scarf obscuring most of his face.
The person responsible for these crimes is considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND.
If you see an individual who matches the description, please call 911 immediately. If you have any information that you believe would be helpful to the investigation, contact Crime Stoppers at the phone number or website listed above, or call Chicago Police Department detectives at 312-744-8261.
I know this is a scary time for all of us, but please do not remain isolated in your home. When you venture outside, however, always be aware of your surroundings. Whenever possible, walk in pairs. Avoid listening to headphones while out alone and carry a whistle or body alarm in case of emergency.
Together, we will see this through.
I will continue to keep you updated as new facts emerge.