by The Chicago Times Staff

September 3, 2021

CHICAGO – Chicago police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a gunman who fatally shot Travell Miller Wednesday morning.

Miller, 33, was stopped in traffic while driving his 7-year-old daughter to school when he was ambushed by a gunman in the 3000 block of West Chicago Avenue at about 7:33 a.m.

According to police, the suspect drove up next to Miller’s car, exited his vehicle, and opened fire, striking Miller four times.  He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.

According to police, the suspect then fled eastbound on Chicago Avenue in a vehicle before turning southbound on Sacramento Boulevard.  The suspect’s vehicle appeared to be a silver two-door Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows, a sunroof, and no license plates, according to police.  There was also the possibility of damage to the driver’s side rear quarter panel.

The suspect was described as a Black male between the ages of 18 and 20.  He stands between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10, has a slim build, and dark hair with twists.  According to police, he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and brown work boots.

Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261 or submit an anonymous tip to cpdtip.com.

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