Police seek teenage suspect in Zion shooting

  • Zechariah C. Myles

    Zechariah C. Myles

 
By Madison Savedra
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 11/10/2021 5:33 PM

The Zion Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old boy in connection with a fatal shooting last month, police said in a news release Wednesday.

Authorities said Zechariah C. Myles, of the 2800 block of Enoch Avenue, stepped outside his home Oct. 17 and began firing a rifle at another person.

 

Melanie Yates, 23, was struck by a stray bullet inside her home and wasn't the intended target, according to police.

An arrest warrant was issued for Myles Oct. 21. Police said they believe Myles, who is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder, is actively trying to avoid capture.

Myles is approximately 5 feet and 5 inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information about Myles' whereabouts should call Zion police (847)-872-8000.

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