Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn confirms that Ricky Chiles, the man suspected of shooting and killing a man who had struck a toddler with his vehicle, killed himself Thursday, April 16th.Video of Ed Flynn's comments:
Investigators were tipped off that Chiles was with his girlfriend at the Presidential Inn 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.
...Ricky Chiles is the uncle of Terry and Rasheed Chiles. He is believed to have pulled the trigger in Sunday’s incident.
Ricky Chiles shouldn’t have even had a firearm on Sunday, as he is a convicted felon.
So Chiles had the gun illegally.
Imagine that, a criminal and cold-blooded murder breaking a gun law.
Wow. I didn't see that coming.
If Tom Barrett had his way and got the tougher gun legislation he keeps yapping about, I'm sure the ruthless, violent Chiles would have decided not to have or use a gun illegally.
Bottom line: A gun is not responsible for the deaths of Archie Brown Jr., Rasheed Chiles, and Ricky Chiles.
Ricky Chiles is solely responsible. He pulled the trigger.
Great police work has brought this horrific case to a close. The police received a tip and that led to the resolution. Cooperation works.
It's hard to consider this justice or think that all is right with the world now that Ricky Chiles is dead. The alleged killer is no longer a threat to innocent people. That's good, but what about the lives taken by him? It's not right to move on and simply dismiss them as statistics.
Saying Milwaukee is a safe city is not an appropriate response.