A Wisconsin felon connected to a double homicide that included his 15-year-old nephew apparently committed suicide as Chicago police attempted to enter a motel room where he was hiding with a girlfriend.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
April 16, 2015
Chicago, Illinois – On Thursday, a double murder suspect, Ricky Ricardo Chiles III, 27, of Milwaukee died of a self-inflicted wound after Chicago police attempted to take him into custody at the Presidential Inn. Ricky was in the motel room with his girlsfriend hiding, according to Chicago police.
Ricky was sought by Milwaukee police for the April 12 homicide of Archie Brown Jr., 40, and Rasheed T. Chiles, 15, or “Duke.” Ricky is Rasheed’s uncle.
The suspect had fled to the Chicago area and was considered armed and dangerous. Last Sunday, Ricky fatally shot Brown in the head after he accidentally struck Damani T. Terry, 2, or “Tay Tay” when he ran into the street. Brown was driving a van and immediately stopped to help Terry. Rasheed who is Terry’s brother came to help too, but was shot by his uncle in the crossfire. Rasheed died later at a local hospital from a bullet wound to his back and both Brown and Terry died at the scene in the 4600 block of N. 48th Street.
Ricky after shooting both Brown and Rasheed fled the area and has been eluding police. Ricky is a convicted felon.
A $25,000 reward had been offered by the law firm of Michael Hupy for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Ricky’s mother Lena Tidwell has made a public plea for the suspect who suffers from a mental disability to turn himself to police.
Ricky’s sister, Rikeesha Tidwell is morning the loss of her two children.