Man wanted in connection with Evanston homicide taken into custody

Nora Shelly, City Editor

An Illinois man sought in connection with the January murder of Benjamin “Bo” Bradford-Mandujano has been taken into custody in Texas, police said.

Ronald Kyle III, of Country Club Hills, Illinois, was arrested on Nov. 3 at the Fort Hood military post in Killeen, Texas, according to a news release. Kyle was previously named in April as a suspect in Bradford-Mandujano’s murder.

Bradford-Mandujano, 20, was murdered in the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue on Jan. 19 just after 9 p.m. The Evanston Police Department issued a warrant for first degree murder for Kyle.

Kyle was stopped by military police as he was attempting to enter Fort Hood. In his car, police allegedly found 300 grams of marijuana and four firearms — three of which had been reported stolen in Texas.

Kyle threw a puppy in the face of a military police officer and tried to flee on foot, but was taken into custody, the news release said. Officials later discovered Kyle was being sought by the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in connection with the murder of Bradford-Mandujano.

Kyle has yet to be formally charged. EPD is working with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Texas authorities to continue the investigation.

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