Chicago dad dies making an attempt to guard daughter from gunfire whereas driving her to highschool: report
A “loving” Chicago father has died after reportedly making an attempt to guard his 7-year-old daughter from gunfire on Wednesday morning, in accordance with police and native studies.
Travell Miller, 33, was sitting in his automobile in site visitors at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday along with his daughter within the backseat when the unknown suspect approached Miller with a gun and fired into his automotive a number of occasions earlier than fleeing, police stated.
Miller was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
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The daddy’s household advised the Solar-Instances he shielded his daughter from gunfire when the suspect began taking pictures, presumably saving the 7-year-old’s life.
“He was merely driving his daughter to highschool. He was speaking to his mom [on the phone] as this man runs up on the automotive,” Miller’s father, Joseph Gilmore, advised the Chicago Solar-Instances on Thursday. “His mom hears her son say, ‘Dang man, what the f—.’ She hears commotion after which hears him say, ‘Mama, Mama, I’ve been shot.'”
Gilmore added that Miller’s daughter is “traumatized” after watching the tragic incident unfold.
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Donors have raised greater than $20,000 for Miller’s funeral bills via GoFundMe.
“[Miller] was a loving father of two stunning daughters, a brother, a son and a beloved buddy in addition to an incredible bartender. He was beloved by everybody who met him,” the GoFundMe web page reads. “Travell was a enjoyable and joyful soul who was obsessed with life and lived it to the fullest. He was a loving father that his first precedence was at all times his two daughter[s], Norielle and Esther.”
Space Three detectives are nonetheless looking for the suspect, who police describe as being between 18 and 20 years outdated and was final seen driving a two-door Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted home windows and no license plates.
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Police are asking anybody with details about the incident or suspect to name Space Three Detective Leavitt and Detective Taglieri at 312-744-8261 or submit an nameless tip at CPDTIP.COM.