Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Anthony Tillmon (Illinois State Police)Anthony Tillmon (Illinois State Police)

Police have arrested and charged a tow truck driver with first degree murder in connection with the shooting on I-88 in Illinois Friday, April 21 that left a Florida trucker dead.

Anthony Tillmon, 34, of Lansing, Ill., is accused of shooting Eduardo Munoz, 43, in the eastbound lanes of I-88 at about 4:05 p.m. Friday, according to the Illinois State Police. Police are calling the shooting a “road rage incident,” and say there are “no apparent ties” between Tillmon and Munoz.

Tillmon appeared for a bond hearing Wednesday morning at the DuPage County Courthouse, where bond was set at $3 million.

In a statement Wednesday, police said Munoz was driving a red 2007 Volvo semi when he was shot three times. He managed to pull off the road onto the shoulder and call 911. He was taken by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died.

No other details of the shooting were released by police, but the Daily Herald reports witnesses saw the two driving aggressively before the shooting.  “Eyewitnesses said Tillmon, a tow-truck driver, and Munoz were driving aggressively and both were seen flailing their arms, authorities said. Tillmon then fired multiple shots, hitting Munoz three times,” the newspaper reports.