FBI Chicago
Special Agent Siobhan Johnson
(312) 829-1199
June 27, 2024

FBI-Chicago Announces Reward for Information Related to National Guardsman’s Death

CHICAGO—Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler Jr., special agent-in-charge of the Chicago Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Joseph “Troubles” Matos.

Matos is wanted in connection with the shooting death of National Guard member Chrys Carvajal. Carvajal was walking to his car after a party over the Fourth of July weekend when he is alleged to have been shot and killed by Matos and a fellow gang member. Matos is believed to be a member of the Milwaukee Kings street gang, a criminal organization whose members and associates have engaged in narcotics trafficking and committed acts of violence, including murder and assault, to acquire and preserve the gang’s perceived territory on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois.

On May 14, 2024, an arrest warrant was issued for Matos in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Chicago, Illinois, after he was charged with murder in aid of racketeering and murder through the use of a firearm.

The FBI is currently offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Matos, and other reward money may be available. Matos should be considered armed and dangerous, and members of the public are asked not to approach him directly. Anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for Mitchell’s death is strongly encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov.

Joseph Matos, Wanted, Chicago FBI