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Men Charged In Maywood Shooting That Killed Cabbie, Wounded Woman

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Ferris Howard, Williams Stamps

Ferris Howard (left) and Williams Stamps are charged in a shooting that killed a cab driver and injured a 68-year-old woman in west suburban Maywood in November. (Credit: Maywood Police)

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MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Two men are set to appear in bond court in Maywood Friday, charged with a Nov. 26 shooting that left a taxi driver dead and a second person wounded.

Maywood village spokesman Larry Shapiro identified the suspects as Ferris Howard, 25, of the 100 block of South 15th Avenue in Maywood, and Williams Stamps, 21, of the 100 block of South 19th Avenue, also of in Maywood.

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Victim Luis Cordoba, of Melrose Park, was waiting for a fare and was alone inside of the taxi in a residential neighborhood, at 19th Avenue and St. Charles Road, when the gunmen opened fire. Cordoba, 56, was shot in the head.

Another stray bullet traveled two blocks and wounded a 68-year-old woman, Willie Williams. in the back. Williams was shot as she waited for a Pace bus.

he bullet “was lodged against her spinal cord,” Shapiro said Ferris in November, but she was not paralyzed. The woman lived two blocks away from where the shooting occurred.

Surveillance video retrieved after the shooting show that neither was the intended target, and that the shooters continued to run after Cordoba and Williams had been shot. Police said at the time that no attempt was made to rob Cordoba, who had driven for Bellwood-based People’s Cab Co. for eight years.

The cab company offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. A representative of the cab company declined comment.

Shapiro said Howard and Stamps both face charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery by firearm.

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