Police in Chicago are on the hunt for a killer in Chicago. The suspect is accused of killing two people within a 36-hour period in Rogers Park. Law enforcement is asking the public’s help to identify the killer.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. The Gunman is Accused of Killing Two Men ‘Execution-Style’
After shooting the victim, the offender fled westbound on Sherwin Ave and then southbound in the west alley. The offender is described by witnesses as a male black, thin build, wearing dark clothing.
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) October 2, 2018
The two murders happened in Rogers Park, on the far north side of Chicago. On September 30, in broad daylight, Douglass Watts was shot in the head while walking his dog. He was 73. The very next day, a second man was also shot in the head: 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz. The motive was not apparent; neither one had been robbed.
Superintendent announces two recent murders in Rogers Park are linked by ballistic evidence. Sunday’s homicide and yesterday’s murder were committed with the same weapon by likely the same individual pic.twitter.com/YgMtnCrEij
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) October 2, 2018
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news conference that they believe the same person is responsible for both murders. Ballistics evidence revealed the same gun was used to kill both men.
The killings appear to have been random. Chicago police have added extra patrols to Rogers Park in the wake of the murders. The FBI and the ATF have also joined the investigation.
2. The Suspected Killer Was Spotted on Surveillance Video & Police Say It’s Important to Remember His Distinctive Walk
ICYMI: Thia is surveillance video of the suspected murderer in #rogerspark. Although he can’t be identified, notice his physical characteristics and distinct walk/run. Send tips to https://t.co/g9Q1Srtgmc & if u see anyone wearing a face mask in the neighborhood, call 911. pic.twitter.com/DFDpb5f8uU
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) October 4, 2018
Chicago police have shared surveillance video of the suspect from before and after the first murder. The man was wearing dark clothing and his face was masked.
But police urged the public to take note of the suspect’s “duck walk.” In the surveillance video, the man was seen walking with his feet pointed out.
Police are not sure of the ethnicity of the suspect. But they do believe he lives in the area around Rogers Park.
3. The Reward For Information Leading to an Arrest Has Been Raised to $20,000
REWARD: Suspect wanted in 2 recent homicides in Rogers Park. ATF Chicago adds $5,000 bringing reward to $16,000. Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago offering $10,000. Cook County Crime Stoppers $1,000. Report tips to https://t.co/qynX9njZUq or 1-888-ATF-TIPS pic.twitter.com/phnIkCiKub
— ATF Chicago (@ATF_Chicago) October 6, 2018
The FBI, ATF and Chicago police are asking the public to help them locate the suspected killer. The reward for credible information …read more