Man charged with fatal 2014 shooting in Edgewater

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A man has been charged with fatally shooting another man last year in theEdgewater neighborhood on the North Side.

Joshua Hargrow, 28, faces one count of first-degree murder, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

About 11:30 a.m. April 19, 2014, 45-year-old John J. Myles was shot multiple times while he was sitting in a vehicle outside his apartment in the 1700 block of West Rosehill Drive, police said.

Myles was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where died April 29, 2014, authorities said at the time. His death was ruled a homicide.

Hargrow, of the 700 block of North Dearbon, was arrested about 2 p.m. Thursday and charged in connection with Myles’ murder, police said.

On Saturday, Hargrow was ordered held without bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 18.

John Myles | Submitted photo

John Myles | Submitted photo

Shortly after Myles’ death, his niece, Katherine Myles, described her uncle as a “very happy person” who made friends easily.

Katherine Myles said her uncle taught her how todrive, according to previous reports from Homicide Watch Chicago Chicago.

“When he got a new Firebird, he let me drive it,” Katherine Myles said. “I almost crashed into a tree, but it wasOK. He let me drive it again. He loved me thatmuch.”

John Myles liked cars and always drove new vehicles in high school as his part of a contract he kept with his parents to maintain good grades, Katherine Mylessaid.

In addition to his fondness for cars, Myles had a variety of other hobbies, shesaid.

John Myles taught himself how to play the trumpet, and would occasionally play at family gatherings, his niece said. He was also an abstract painter and an avid fan of the musician Prince and the ChicagoBears.

John Myles worked for15 years sizing children’s shoes at Nordstrom in Oak Brook, she said.

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