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The Chicago area security guard who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Georgina Randall, in front of her children Monday night was charged with first-degree murder Wednesday.
Wynton Collins, a 28-year-old who worked as a security guard for Chicago Housing Authority buildings, confronted his girlfriend on the porch of a South Drake home in the Lawndale area of the city. The two started having a domestic dispute when Collins took out a handgun and shot her.
As Randall’s family, including her cousin and two children, started to flee, Collins began to reload his gun. Randall’s 4-year-old son threw toys at Collins and screamed for him to stop. Instead, Collins shot her five more times and then fled the scene.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Randall, 30, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead soon after because of her fatal gunshot wounds. Her 7-year-old daughter immediately identified Collins to police.
Collins fled to a friend’s house in suburban Bellwood, telling her what he had just done. She immediately phoned police and Collins was arrested only a few hours after the shooting.
Chicago Tribune reports that Julie Koehler, Collins’ attorney, claims he had no criminal record before the incident.
After being charged with first-degree murder, bail was denied by Judge Joseph Panarese.