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Man charged with murder after shooting ex-girlfriend during argument in North Chicago, police say

Montreal Porter, 48, of North Chicago.

A North Chicago man was charged with murder for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend multiple times, killing her, after she tried running away from him during an argument Monday evening, police said.

Montreal Porter, 48, of the 0-100 block of Prairie View Court in North Chicago, was charged with one count of first-degree murder.

The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 6:40 p.m. Monday to the 0-100 block of Prairie View Court in North Chicago for a report of a shooting.

Police officers arrived at the scene and located a 47-year-old woman with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli.

The woman was identified as Glenda Cramer-Cayson, 47, of North Chicago. She lived at the apartment complex in the 0-100 block of Prairie View Court.

Cramer-Cayson was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville by an ambulance where she was later pronounced dead.

A 47-year-old woman was shot and killed inside an apartment complex in the 0-100 block of Prairie View Court in North Chicago Monday evening, police said. | Photo: Google Street View.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that Porter and Cramer-Cayson had been in a previous dating relationship.

Covelli said the two were involved in a verbal argument and the woman tried to run away from Porter.

She ran outside the apartment building and fell down. Porter then shot Cramer-Cayson multiple times, Covelli said.

Porter was arrested at the scene and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the murder charge after reviewing the case.

An autopsy confirmed Cramer-Cayson, who recently moved to North Chicago from Peoria, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.

Investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in the shooting and no one else was injured.

The investigation continues by North Chicago police detectives and Lake County Major Crime Task Force investigators.

Porter remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $3 million bond awaiting his next court hearing.