Maywood man charged with murder of Garcel Woods, who was found shot to death in Englewood alley

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Terry Gilford | Maywood Police Dept.

Terry Gilford | Maywood Police Dept.

A Maywood man was charged with the murder of Garcel S. Woods, who was found dead almost two months ago in an alley in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

Officers were called about 12:45 p.m. Jan. 26 to a report of a person down in the alley in the 6300 block of South Parnell, according to Chicago Police.

Woods, 30, of west suburban Westchester, was found dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said he suffered puncture wounds to his chest and hand; and it appeared the body had “been there for a considerable amount of time.”

Garcel S. Woods | Facebook

Garcel S. Woods | Facebook

An autopsy Jan. 27 found Woods died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Further investigation found that Woods was shot twice in the chest at 40-year-old Terry Gilford’s home in Maywood, and then taken to the Englewood alley, where he was discovered by someone walking home, according to Maywood police.

Gilford was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder, Maywood police said. He was scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday in Maywood.

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