Monday, February 2, 2009

Woodlawn man charged in fatal shooting of Chatham man: Suspect followed victim, who cashed in large number of chips at casino, police say

A Chicago man is accused of following a 55-year-old man home from a casino, then shooting and killing him in a robbery, police said. Arthur M. Grady, 30, of the 6300 block of South Champlain Avenue faces one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery in the death of Ralph Turner of the 8100 block of South Eberhart Avenue. Turner, was shot at 8129 S. Eberhart Ave. and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:30 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.Police said the man who attacked Turner was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt who exited a larger vehicle, possibly an SUV, and grabbed him. The attacker shot Turner twice in the chest and then stole money, according to police. It was not known how much money the robber got away with. Prosecutors said Grady, who was held without bail Sunday (Cook County Judge Israel Desierto on Sunday ordered Grady to be held without bond. Grady is also charged with aggravated assault of a police officer in an unrelated case.), was at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond when he spotted Turner at a roulette table cash in a large number of chips. Grady allegedly followed Turner home and confronted him at 3:50 a.m. Friday as Turner got out of his car, police said. Grady robbed Turner, then shot him twice, police said. Prosecutors said witnesses saw Grady in the passenger seat of the vehicle that followed Turner home, not the driver's seat. Police said Sunday Grady is the only person charged in the crime and they did not have information about possible co-conspirators. Turner, was shot in the chest about 3:50 a.m. in the 8100 block of South Eberhart Avenue as he returned from visiting an area casino with friends, police said. An autopsy Friday found Turner suffered multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner's office. Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

1 comment:

Chatham/Avalon Park Community Council said...

The word on the street is theat the guy got caught because he dropped his cellphone at the roulette table at the casino.