Man walked into police station, admitted to accidentally killing someone days earlier: CPD report

Marable Timile (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A South Side man is charged with concealing a homicidal death after he allegedly walked into a Chicago police station and told officers that he unintentionally shot someone in his home.

Marable Timile, 58, walked into the Calumet (5th) District station and told officers “that he accidentally shot somebody [a] few days ago at his house” around 2:10 p.m. on May 4, an officer wrote in his arrest report.

Less than two hours earlier, cops found a woman deceased inside a plastic bag on the second floor of a house in the 9800 block of South Hoxie, according to police dispatch records. The officers went to the home to conduct a well-being check and forced their way inside with the assistance of the fire department.

The woman, identified in court records as Jannica Evans, 42, died from a gunshot wound to her back, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Prosecutors charged Timile with concealing a homicidal death, but he is not charged with shooting or killing Evans. Judge Charles Beach ordered Timile released electronic monitoring in the case.

However, Beach detained Timile in a separate matter: violation of pretrial release. That’s because Timile was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor DUI on April 23. 

In that case, Chicago police found Timile leaning over in the driver’s seat of a running 2009 Jaguar that had struck a pole in the 2200 block of East 102nd Street, according to a CPD report. The officers said they saw a crackpipe in the vehicle’s cupholder.

Timile did not respond to chest massages and other attempts to revive him, but he regained consciousness about a minute after the officers administered Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids, the report said.

According to the report, police found a baggie containing a small amount of suspected heroin inside Timile’s wallet. He refused to take blood and breath tests, the report said.

He was issued a citation and released from the station with a court date.

Two days after Beach detained him for violating pretrial release by being charged with concealing a homicidal death, Judge Lindsay Huge released him on electronic monitoring, according to court records.

He is the tenth person officials say shot, killed, or tried to shoot or kill someone in Chicago this year while having a pending felony case.

The “not horrible” series

This report continues our coverage of individuals accused of killing, shooting, or trying to kill or shoot others on pretrial release for a felony allegation. CWBChicago began our series of reports in November 2019 after Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans publicly stated, “We haven’t had any horrible incidents occur” under the court’s bond reform initiative.

The actual number of murders and shootings committed by people awaiting trial for felony allegations is undoubtedly much higher than the numbers seen here. Since 2017, CPD has brought charges in less than 5% of non-fatal shootings and 33% of murders, according to the city’s data.

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