Ricky Chiles killed himself as police, U.S. Marshals closed in on his Chicago motel

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Ricky Chiles, the man suspected of shooting and killing a man who had struck a toddler with his vehicle, killed himself on Thursday, April 16th.

Presidential Inn & Suites, Chicago

Presidential Inn & Suites, Chicago

Investigators were tipped off on Wednesday evening that Chiles was with his girlfriend at the Presidential Inn and Suites in Chicago and secured a warrant for his arrest. Thursday morning, Chicago police and U.S. Marshals were attempting to enter that motel room -- and Chiles took his own life with his firearm.

"It's a dreadful set of circumstances, no question about it. Our great challenge here is we got a subculture of violence," said Chief Flynn.

Chiles was the man police were looking for in connection with the shooting of 40-year-old Archie Brown and 15-year-old Rasheed Chiles. They were shot after Brown struck and killed two-year-old Damani Terry with his van on Sunday evening, April 12th near 48th and Glendale. Brown died at the scene, and Rasheed Chiles died in surgery at the hospital.

Ricky Chiles is the uncle of Terry and Rasheed Chiles. He is believed to have pulled the trigger in Sunday’s incident.

The father of Archie Brown says he wanted the chance to see Chiles in court -- and face the judicial system. But he forgives Chiles.

"He escaped man's justice but got God's justice," said Archie Brown Sr.

Ricky Chiles shouldn’t have even had a firearm on Sunday, as he was a convicted felon.


  • Catherine Petersen

    Hey could you guys put me in contact with the family, as Laylah Petersen’s aunt I would personally like to express my condolences.

    • k

      ya i dont think that you read that right… she is not an idiot she is someone who lost a child in the family and would like to reach out to the mother who also lost two children… should not call ppl names esp if you dont know what your talking about…

  • loraniebates

    sorry familys my prayer goes out to you;the lord will be your everlasting light; an your days of sorrow thank you lord you conquerd death an that love one will also be resurrected jesus you were resurrected ;your little little seed shall grow forever with god ; god bless you ;loranie bates

  • PackerGr8

    Takes a man’s life for killing his nephew then HE kills his own nephew. Easy way out was to kill himself.

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