Father of murdered baby talking to police

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The father of baby Jonylah made a dramatic visit to Area South Police Headquarters Thursday night to talk with detectives. Baby dies after being shot; City leaders speak out

Police say 29-year-old Jonathan Watkins is a known gang member and was the intended target of the shooting on Monday.

He didn’t answer any reporters’ questions, but he expressed through his spokesman, Pastor Corey Brooks, that he wants his daughter’s killer caught.

“We want this resolved so that Jonathan and Judy can start having a life, after a loss,” said Brooks.

Watkins went to talk to police soon after leaving the hospital.

He was changing his six-month old baby Jonylah’s diaper in a parked minivan on the south side, when a gunman approached and opened fire on them both.

The baby survived  emergency surgery for five gunshot wounds, but she died the next morning.

Sources tell WGN that police have identified who they’re looking for in the murder of Baby Jonylah.

Pleas for the Woodlawn community to break a street code of silence have apparently worked with tips pouring in to police all week.

Police are not saying whether they’ve identified a suspect.

Jonylah’s wake and funeral are Tuesday.

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