CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say a correctional officer from Cook County is being fired after he was charged with murder in connection with a roadside shooting in Indiana.
Edgar Singleton Jr. was charged with one count of murder on Saturday. The 61-year-old allegedly shot 23-year-old Montrell Moss of East Chicago last week in Hammond, Ind., after the men became involved in a dispute. Moss was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Singleton is a longtime correctional officer in Cook County. Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ben Breit said Sunday that Singleton has been de-deputized and the office is taking steps to fire him.
The (Munster) Times reports that Singleton is in custody at Lake County Jail in Indiana.
It was immediately unclear if Singleton has an attorney.