Joshua Hargrow charged with murder in Edgewater shooting death of John Myles

Joshua Hargrow / Photo from Chicago Police

Joshua Hargrow / Photo from Chicago Police

Sun-Times Media

Joshua Hargrow has been charged with murder in the Edgewater shooting death of 45-year-old John L. Myles in April 2014.

On April 19, 2014, Myles was shot multiple times as he was sat in a vehicle outside his apartment in the 1700 block of West Rosehill Drive about 11:30 a.m., authorities said.

Myles was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where died April 29, 2014, authorities said. His death was ruled a homicide.

Joshua Hargrow, 28, of the 700 block of North Dearbon Street, was arrested about 2 p.m. last Thursday and charged with first-degree murder in Myles death, authorities said.

On Saturday, Hargrow was ordered held without bond.

Myles’ niece, Katherine Myles, described her uncle as a “very happy person” who made friends easily.

Katherine Myles said her uncle taught her how to drive.

“When he got a new Firebird, he let me drive it,” Katherine Myles said. “I almost crashed into a tree, but it was OK. He let me drive it again. He loved me that much.”

John Myles / Submitted photo

John Myles / Submitted photo

John Myles liked cars and always drove new vehicles in high school as his part of a contract he kept with his parents to maintain good grades, his niece said.

In addition to his fondness for cars, John Myles had a variety of other hobbies, she said.

John Myles taught himself how to play the trumpet, and would occasionally play at family gatherings, his niece said. He was also an abstract painter and an avid fan of the musician Prince and the Chicago Bears.

John Myles worked for 15 years sizing children’s shoes at Nordstrom in Oakbrook, she said.

Hargrow will be back in court June 18.

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