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CPD Releases Video of Suspected Rogers Park Shooter

Chicago Police DepartmentTwo recent shootings in Rogers Park have been connected to the same person, who police said is still at large.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) released footage Wednesday of the suspect alleged to have shot and killed a man at the 1400 block of West Sherwin Avenue Sunday morning.

The video shows the suspect walking down a sidewalk and then switches to footage of the suspect running up an alley.

The individual is suspected to have killed 73-year-old Douglass Watts. The shooting occurred about 1.5 miles from the Lake Shore Campus, The Phoenix previously reported. Watts was walking his dogs when the incident occurred, according to a Facebook post by 49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore.  

CPD released a photo of the suspect Tuesday which appears to come from the video footage. The suspect wore dark clothing and a ski mask.

24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz was shot and killed Tuesday morning near Loyola Park. The two incidents are connected and the same gun was used for both murders, CPD said during a Tuesday press conference. However, the second shooting wasn’t included in CPD’s description of the suspect in the video footage.

A description under the video directed anyone with information related the incident to call Area North HQ at 312-744-8261. The description also advised people to not approach the individual if spotted, but call 9-1-1 instead.

 

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