Arrest warrant issued in Gary murder for Chicago man on his birthday
by Lori Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org|648-3258 January 24, 2013 5:02PM
Raynold Gore. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media ptmet
Updated: February 26, 2013 6:35AM
GARY — As Raynold Gore celebrated his 23rd birthday on Thursday, police obtained an arrest warrant for the Chicago man charged with murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery, robbery and auto theft.
A second suspect, Norman Eskew, 18, described in court records as Gore’s cousin, took part in the Sept. 12 crimes, but was shot to death in November, the probable cause affidavit states.
The victim, Anthony Osborne, 22, was found shot to death in the bedroom of his home in the 2800 block of W. 6th Avenue by his grandfather, who had reported him missing a day earlier.
Osborne lived with his grandfather, who told Detective Lorenzo Davis that two men he didn’t know had been staying with Osborne before he was killed. The two visitors arrived in late August, shortly after he and his grandson were victims of a home invasion, the probable cause affidavit states.
Gore told Davis he and his cousin discussed robbing Osborne, and on the night of Sept. 12, waited for Osborne to go to sleep, then loaded a laptop computer and video games in a garbage can, and also stole cocaine from Osborne’s hiding place in a curtain.
Gore claims he loaded items into the victim’s car, then heard shots before Eskew joined him. He said two weapons were also taken from the house, and he never saw them again.
Osborne’s car was found burned in an alley near 52nd Avenue and Adams Street about 5:20 p.m. Sept. 12. The victim’s body was discovered at his home about 8 p.m. by his grandfather.