(STMW) — Bond was denied Monday for a downstate man being held on a $5 million warrant for the fatal shooting of a shop owner during an apparent robbery in March in the Gage Park neighborhood.
A “distinctive tattoo” led police to 29-year-old Tyneil Washington of Champaign, who is charged with fatally shooting 66-year-old Gold Coast shop owner Herbert Goode in early March in Gage Park, Homicide Watch Chicago is reporting.
Goode owns a warehouse in the 2300 block of West 57th Street and had just finished collecting rent from his tenants when he got into a struggle outside the building with Washington about 2 p.m. May 1, Assistant State’s Attorney Alexandra Molesky said.
A witnesses working on his truck outside the warehouse saw the struggle, which ended when Goode exited his vehicle and Washington shot him multiple times, Molesky said.
Goode died a short time later at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He was the owner of Silver Cloud Gallery at 20 W. Ohio St., authorities said
Chicago Police got a physical description of Washington that included a “distinctive tattoo” on his neck, Molesky said. A police sketch released in May said the shooter had a tattoo on the right side of his neck that may have the word “PAM” with a ribbon underneath.
Washington also has the words “Cut Throat” tattooed on his neck above a tattoo of a bleeding slash wound.
Investigators learned Washington made statements admitting to the murder and an arrest warrant was issued in May, Molesky said.
Champaign police contacted Chicago Police to let them know Washington lived in the area, Chicago Police said. He was arrested in Chicago last May 29 after a joint investigation involving the two departments and the U.S. Marshal’s office.
Washington, 29, is charged with first-degree murder. He was being held at Cook County Jail on a $5 million warrant, but Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered him held without bond during a Monday hearing.
A public defender said Washington was raised in Chicago, but has been living in Champaign the past five years. He has been working for a company that makes car bumpers.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 19.
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