COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A distinctive neck tattoo helped police identify a man accused of killing a River North frame shop owner, prosecutors said Monday.
Tyneil Washington, 29, was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Herbert Goode, owner of a River North framing shop called Silver Cloud Galleries. He was ordered held without bail Monday.
Goode, 67, was collecting rent from tenants of his Gage Park warehouse in the 2300 block of West 57th Street at 2 p.m., March 2, prosecutors said.
He encountered Washington as he was returning to his car with the money, prosecutors said. A witness working on his truck outside the warehouse saw the two men struggling before Washington fired several shots, fatally striking the shop owner in the neck.
The witness told police about a "distinctive" tattoo that Washington has on the side of his neck, prosecutors said.
Following the shooting, Chicago Police and the U.S. Marshal's fugitive apprehension unit issued a sketch of the alleged shooter throughout the Midwest.
Police in Champaign contacted Chicago Police after seeing the sketch and recognizing a tattoo on the side of Washington's neck that reads "Pam," prosecutors said.