Breaking: Maywood Man Arrested for January Murder

Terry Gilford.pngTuesday, March 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:41 p.m.

A Maywood man has been arrested and charged with the murder of another village resident.

Maywood police arrested Terry L. Gilford, 40, on March 21. Gilford has been charged with one count of first degree murder in the death of Garcel S. Woods on “or about January 25-26, 2017,” according to a statement released Monday by Deputy Chief Elijah Willis.

Woods was discovered by Chicago police under the Green Line L train track on the 6300 block of South Parnell Ave. in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.

“Further investigation revealed that the victim was shot twice in the chest area in Mr. Gilford’s residence,” and taken to the area where police found Woods’s body.

Gilford is scheduled to appear in court today. Police had no more information into the case. VFP

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The Village Free Press, the Forest Park Review and Wednesday Journal, Inc. will co-host a Pop-Up Town Hall on Education in Proviso Township on Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., at Mariella’s Banquet Hall, 134 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood.

Candidates for District 89 and District 209, as well as administrators for both districts, are all invited to a seat on the panel (consider this an open invitation).

Community stakeholders (including teachers, faculty, students and parents) are all invited to come with questions for this panel, which will be facilitated by Michael Romain, staff reporter for Wednesday Journal, Inc. and publisher/editor of the Village Free Press.

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