Judge shot to death in Chicago, manhunt on for suspect

PHOTO: An investigator opens the door of a vehicle outside a home on the South Side of Chicago, April 10, 2017, after Cook County Circuit Court Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home.PlayZbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP
WATCH Judge shot and killed outside his home in Chicago

Chicago police are searching for a gunman who they say shot and killed a Cook County, Illinois, criminal court judge this morning outside his home on the city's South Side.

First Deputy Superintendent of Police Kevin Navarro this morning called Judge Raymond Myles' death "another senseless act of violence."

Chief of Detectives Melissa Staples said the shooting happened shortly before 5 a.m. A woman, described by Staples as a "close associate" of Myles', walked out of his home, exchanged words with the gunman, was shot once and suffered a non-life-threatening injury, Staples said.

Myles, 66, heard the commotion and the gunshot, went outside to investigate, exchanged words with the gunman and was shot multiple times, Staples said.

PHOTO: Authorities gather on a residential street on the South Side of Chicago, April 10, 2017, after Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP
Authorities gather on a residential street on the South Side of Chicago, April 10, 2017, after Cook County Circuit Court Judge Raymond Myles was shot to death outside his home.

The suspect then fled on foot, the injured woman told police.

Staples said that police do not know whether Myles was the intended target and that it was a "potential robbery."

PHOTO: Police investigate after Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was killed in a shooting in the West Chesterfield neighborhood, April 10, 2017, in Chicago.WLS
Police investigate after Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was killed in a shooting in the West Chesterfield neighborhood, April 10, 2017, in Chicago.

She said police do not believe the injured woman knows the gunman.

Police are reviewing surveillance recordings, investigating motives and looking into a "multitude" of possible leads, Staples said.

PHOTO: Police investigate after Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was killed in a shooting in the West Chesterfield neighborhood, April 10, 2017, in Chicago.WLS
Police investigate after Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, 66, was killed in a shooting in the West Chesterfield neighborhood, April 10, 2017, in Chicago.

According to the police, neighbors said Myles and the woman were known to go for early-morning workouts, so it was not unusual for them to be up before dawn.

The FBI has offered a reward for information leading to an arrest, and the police urge anyone with information to come forward.

ABC News' Andy Fies contributed to this report.