Pregnant woman fatally shot on South Side; baby in critical condition

Chicago News

CHICAGO — A pregnant woman was shot and killed while on a front porch on the city’s South Side.

Police said the shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday in the 2100 block of E. 95th Place. Shot spotter technology alerted police to gunfire.

Upon arrival, officers found the 35-year-old woman unresponsive, with two gunshot wounds in the back. She was transported to U of C Hospital, where she died.

The medical examiner has identified the woman as Stacy Jones.

Jones was a probation officer in Cook County Court’s Adult Probation Department. Chief Judge Timothy Evans offered his condolences to Jones’ family, friends and colleagues.

Police said Jones was eight months pregnant and doctors were able to deliver the baby, who is in critical condition.

Police said the shooting does not appear random, and nearby neighbors who heard the shooting in the normally quiet neighborhood said it was loud and sudden.

One neighbor said his wife heard the gunfire at around midnight Tuesday morning.

“She says she heard three measured shots. They weren’t quick shots, they were measured, whoever did it wanted to do it obviously,” neighbor Elliott Cobb said.

Police found Jones lying on the porch of her residence with two gunshot wounds to the back. She was rushed to the hospital where her baby was delivered, but Jones did not survive.

Jones has two other children as well who are currently staying with relatives.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said detectives have a very good set of leads that are being aggressively followed as the investigation is underway.

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