Cook County Circuit Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Avanta Ware in Sept 1st Murder


The Cook County Circuit Court has issued an Arrest Warrant for Avanta Ware in the 1st Degree Murder of victim Travell Miller Gilmore. On 01 September 2021 at or around 7:30AM, offender Avanta Ware was the passenger in a vehicle five vehicles behind that of victim Travell Miller Gilmore in the 3000 block of W. Chicago Ave. when offender exited same vehicle, walked to the victim's vehicle, had a verbal exchange with victim, then produced a handgun. 

Offender Avanta Ware then proceeded to fire several shots, striking victim Travell Miller Gilmore several times, resulting in the victim's death. Offender Avanta Ware, in committing this 1st Degree Murder, placed a young female child in extreme danger, as that young female child was a passenger in victim's vehicle at the time of the murder. 

Ware should be considered armed and EXTREMELY dangerous. Only law enforcement personnel should attempt to apprehend Ware. Ware may be driving a 2001 silver two-door Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows. The vehicle has a sunroof, no front or rear plate, has possible damage to the driver’s ride rear quarter panel and a VIN number of 1G2WP12K71F189671.If you know anything about Ware's whereabouts, or if you see Ware, contact any of the following: 911, the Area-3 Homicide Unit (312) 744-8261, or leave your tip anonymously at

Warrants as follows: 

Cook County 1st Degree Murder - Warrant LDS# W21L7458

Berwyn, Illinois (Cook County) - Armed Carjacking Warrants LDS# W21M1132 and W21R5127

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