Family of 27-year-old woman shot, killed in Logan Square increases reward to $8K

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CHICAGO — The family of a 27-year-old woman killed Tuesday night in Logan Square is offering a $8,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Just after 8 p.m., Tuesday Chicago police were dispatched to the 2900 block of West Fullerton Avenue on the report of a person shot.

Police said a 27-year-old woman, later identified as Alexa Baute, was waiting to enter a convenience store near her apartment when she heard shots and felt pain. Baute was shot in the chest by a stray bullet and was transported to Illinois Masonic, where she later died.

“My daughter was a wonderful, sweet, intelligent person,” said Jeffrey Baute, the victim’s father. “She was a caring, caring individual. She loved her friends. She loved her family. She loved Chicago and the neighborhood that she lived in.”

“There’s an $8,000 reward for anybody with the information that could lead to the arrest and the conviction. We will give that information to Area South,” said community activist Andrew Holmes.

Chicago police said they collected eight shell casings — not at the scene of the crime — but in the general vicinity.

“We want to find the perpetrators of how this tragic event unfolded and who did it. And we want justice brought,” said Jeffrey Baute.

No suspects are in custody as detectives continue to investigate.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 800-883-5587 or Chicago police.

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