Humboldt Park shooting: CPD releases suspect images in murder of man driving daughter to school

Travell Miller, 33, was a single dad to 2 young girls, family says

ByLiz Nagy and ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, September 3, 2021
CPD releases suspect images in murder of man driving girl to school
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Chicago police released surveillance images of the suspect wanted to fatally shooting a single father as he drove his daughter to school.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police released detailed surveillance images of the suspect they believe fatally shot a man in Humboldt Park as he drove his daughter to school Wednesday morning.

The suspect drove up next to the victim in traffic near the intersection of W. Chicago Ave. and N. Sacramento Blvd., exited his vehicle and fired multiple shots into the victim's vehicle at approximately 7:33 a.m., police said.

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The 33-year-old driver was found shot multiple times in a silver Kia, CFD spokesperson Larry Langford said. He was later pronounced dead.

Family identified the victim as Travell Miller and said he was a single dad to two young girls. Miller has a twin brother and worked as a bartender at Navy Pier.

"He was an adventurer, very exciting person, he was comedic, he spent most of his time trying to make you laugh," said Joseph Gilmore, his father.

His father said Miller was talking to his mother when the shooting happened. His 7-year-old daughter was in the car at the time of the shooting, but appeared to be unharmed, Langford said. She was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

"They had a very close relationship," Gilmore said. "He's all that she knew and she do understand and recognize that he was killed right there in front of her."

Chicago police described the suspect as a Black male, 18-20 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, with a slender build and dark hair with twists. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and brown work boots.

Police said the suspect fled eastbound on Chicago and then southbound on Sacramento in a vehicle that appears to be a silver, two-door Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows and a sunroof. The vehicle has no front or rear license plate and may have damage to the driver's side rear quarter panel.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Three Detective Leavitt and Detective Taglieri at 312-744-8261. Anonymous tips can be submitted to, reference RD#:Je-357470.