Businessman Bill Stamps fatally shot outside Maywood home

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Suburban businessman Bill Stamps was shot and killed Thursday night as he sat in his car outside of his Maywood home, police said. (WLS)

Suburban businessman Bill Stamps was shot and killed Thursday night as he sat in his car outside of his Maywood home, police said.

"I don't know how I'm going to go on without him. He was my life," said Selena Stamps, victim's widow.

Moments after pulling into his driveway late Thursday night, police say someone opened fire at the car and Stamps before he was able to get out.

"I got the call when I was in Texas and I took the first flight back out to find out my husband got gunned down when he pulled in his driveway," Selena Stamps said.

Stamps owned a small car lot, Right Way Auto Sales, where he sold used vehicles. Neighbors said he spent long hours there and was always friendly.

Stamps' neighbor Vergie Flagg says he called her "mother" and always had a smile for her.

"I loved Billy. Now, he gone," Vergie Flagg said.

"He was the greatest. He had a big heart, very good guy. He's going to be missed over here," said Renee Flagg, another neighbor.

Investigators say they have no motive for the shooting.

"They discovered a tan vehicle where the victim was inside, which had been shot multiple times," said Pirsea Allen, Maywood Police Dept.

His family says he had no enemies they know of. They say he spent most of his time at work providing for his family.

"It hurts so bad, but I got to try to be so strong, because I've got to get justice for him," Selena Stamps said.

The shooting is under investigation and no one is in custody. Police are currently searching for witnesses.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact the Maywood Police Investigation Unit at (708) 450-4471.
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