CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police have provided new surveillance video footage of the “prime suspect” in the shooting a 28-year-old woman in the Fulton River District earlier this week.
The new footage shows the suspect wiping his face with a towel as he chats with an employee at a bike shop.
UPDATE: Based on new evidence reviewed this morning, the man pictured in bicycle shop surveillance video is now being classified as the prime suspect in this shooting. pic.twitter.com/FvYrMlINn6
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) September 20, 2019
Detectives are closing in on identify a person of interest to question in reference to the shooting in the 200 blk of N. Milwaukee on Wednesday. If you recognize this man, please call us! 911 or anonymously at https://t.co/smDNzhHwRs pic.twitter.com/4OpgPAF0eT
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) September 20, 2019
In the video, he’s seen wearing a dark blue shirt and a baseball cap, and is walking his bike into the store.
Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said he’s considered the “prime suspect” in the shooting of a 28-year-old woman at 212 N. Milwaukee Av just before noon on Wednesday, as she was on her way to lunch.
Employees at bike shop are angry that they’re looped into all this. But did confirm to me that he was there and was a “decent, nice, normal guy.”
Investigators earlier released other surveillance video and pictures of the suspect, showing him riding the bike he apparently was riding when he shot the woman.
Friends describe her as outgoing and warm, an ambitious problem-solver with a super strong work ethic and a loyal friend.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the woman was walking with two acquaintances when the lone gunman on a pulled up on his bike, extended his arm, and fired a single shot. The gunman passed by a group of other people and went directly to the woman, Johnson said.
New video from detectives with a better visual of gunman. If you recognize this man or see someone wearing similar clothing in your area, please call 911 or report anonymously on your phone at https://t.co/g9Q1SrKRdK. pic.twitter.com/8mA8Zph52O
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) September 18, 2019
The gunman fled northwest on Milwaukee Avenue on his bicycle, Johnson said.
“The incident did not happen in an area known for gang conflict,” Johnson said Wednesday. “It appears right now that the victim might have been targeted by the offender.”
Police said anyone who recognizes the suspect should call 911, or send an anonymous tip to cpdtip.com.
The 28-year-old victim is recovering after surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.