A Chicago man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found shot to death over the weekend in a Glenview motel, police said.
Melvin Trimble, 37, of 1632 S. St. Louis Ave., was charged early Tuesday with the first-degree murder of Aliyaha Frierson, 27, of Chicago.
Frierson was found with an apparent gunshot around 5:12 a.m. Sunday after Glenview police responded to reports of a shooting at the Motel 6, in the 1500 block of Milwaukee Avenue.
As police attempted emergency measures for Frierson, other officers simultaneously took Trimble into custody at the motel, Glenvuew police said. Authorities said they recovered a gun at the scene.
Frierson was declared dead at the scene just before 6 a.m., police said.
Authorities lodged murder charges against Trimble early Tuesday, and he was scheduled to appear in the Skokie branch of Cook County court Tuesday for a bond hearing. Police said they believe the shooting was an isolated incident.
Clifford Ward is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press.