Warrant issued for suspect in deadly shooting of father driving daughter to school on West Side

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — Police have identified the suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a 33-year-old father driving his daughter to school on the West Side earlier in the month.

A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Avanta Ware, who police believe shot and killed Travell Miller Gilmore, 33, in the 3000 block of West Chicago Avenue on the morning of Sept 1.

Travell Miller Gilmore

Miller Gilmore was driving his young daughter to school at the time of the shooting.

Police believe Ware fled southbound on Sacramento in a 2001 silver two-door Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows.

The vehicle has a sunroof, no front or rear plate, has possible damage to the driver’s ride rear quarter panel and a VIN number of #1G2WP12K71F189671.

In addition to the warrant for first-degree murder, Ware has been charged with two counts of armed carjackings from incidents in Berwyn.

Miller Gilmore’s family is continuing to mourn the loss of the father.

“We’ve been able to put a façade and look happy but otherwise we’d like something done,” father Joseph Gilmore said. “I did feel like people would probably be too afraid to say anything and they weren’t, they weren’t at all, so I’m grateful for that.”

Miller Gilmore was shot four times as he shielded his daughter from the shooter.

“Anytime she thinks about her father she can only hear and picture his face while he’s dying, telling her to duck, duck, duck baby,” Miller said.

Anyone with information on Ware can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.

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