Chicago: Currency Exchange Owner Found Slain In Car Trunk Near Telshe Yeshiva
Chicago – The body of a currency exchange owner who was shot to death was found overnight in the trunk of his car parked near his Northwest Side business.
He was identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Brian Choi, 55, of the 200 block of Heather Lane in Wilmette. State records show him as the owner of the Foster Currency Exchange, 3443 W. Foster Ave.
That business was cordoned off with police tape this morning. Police had to force entry to the establishment. Evidence technicians could be seen inside.
Choi’s body was found by police about midnight in Choi’s 2006 Hyundai Sonata that was parked around the corner from the currency exchange, in the 5100 block of North St. Louis Avenue – on the block of the Telshe Chicago Yeshiva. A relative had requested police to make a well-being check when Choi did not return from work yesterday, WGN said.
He had been shot at least once.
A surveillance camera on a nearby church possibly may shed some light on the crime, and police asked the church for its video footage.
(Source: Chicago Breaking News)