Suburban man fatally shot another driver on South Side expressway ramp, prosecutors say

Myles Stanford (Cook County sheriff’s office, Illinois State Police)

CHICAGO — A suburban man has been detained to await trial after prosecutors accused him of fatally shooting another driver on a Chicago expressway ramp. Victor Turner Jr., 24, was killed in the shooting on the inbound feeder ramp to I-94 at Stony Island around 2:45 p.m. on March 20.

Prosecutors said Myles Stanford, 36, of Lynwood, fired at least two shots at Turner while driving, striking Turner in the neck and thigh.

Stanford continued driving after firing the shots, prosecutors said in a detention petition. Investigators used license plate readers and surveillance cameras to identify Standford’s vehicle. One of the cameras captured images of him in the driver’s seat of the maroon Jeep, according to the petition.

Judge Susana Ortiz granted the state’s detention request. She noted in her order that Stanford was found with a gun that has been preliminarily linked to the shooting.

He is charged with first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

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