Man Charged in Murder of Gold Coast Business Owner

Washington is set to appear in bond court Sunday

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    A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old Gold Coast business owner. Susan Carlson reports. (Published Saturday, May 31, 2014)

    A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old Gold Coast business owner during an armed robbery attempt in March, police said.

    Tyneil Washington was charged with first-degree murder Friday in connection with the March 1 shooting, which took place around 2 p.m. in the 2300 block of West 57th Street.

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    Police said 66-year-old  Herbert Goode, owner of Silver Cloud Galleries, was standing near his car when he was fatally shot in the chest during an attempted robbery.

    A sketch of the suspect was released and distributed across the Midwest in the days following the shooting. The Champaign Police Department learned the suspect was in their area and contacted Area Central Detectives, according to a release from the Chicago Police Department.

    Washington was arrested without incident, police said. He is set to appear in bond court Sunday.

    The gallery closed in late March, just weeks after the shooting and community residents said the loss was shocking.

    "He did really good work," said area resident Debbie Fishman. "It's just very sad that it happened. It's random and it's sad."

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