WORTH, Ill. — Police say two people are in custody in connection with a deadly shooting that unfolded in the south suburbs over the weekend.
Family members say the victim killed was a mother of two who was trying to make a withdrawal at a bank in the area when she was shot in the chest during an attempted robbery.
Worth police say the shooting happened in the 6800 block of West 111th Street on Saturday afternoon.
According to family members, 32-year-old Jonnie Angel Klein had just gotten off work at the Dunkin’ Donuts around 3 p.m. with her son, who had just gotten his work permit.
“She dropped him off and she went straight to the bank. At that time we know that someone pulled up next to her,” Bridget McLain, the victim’s sister said. “Obviously it was an attempt to get her money and she was shot.”
Officers were called to the scene on reports of someone “in need of assistance,” but when police arrived on the scene, they found Klein, who had been fatally shot. The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force then began an investigation into the deadly shooting.
“They’re murderers and they need to be put to justice and I just, I can’t believe the tragedy, the devastation that they have put in my family’s life,” the victim’s brother Derek Klein said.
Officers say the next day, two people, who police believe are linked to several armed robberies in Chicagoland and northwest Indiana, were taken into custody.
Police say several firearms were recovered during their arrests, including a gun that officers believe was the weapon used in the fatal shooting. The weapon is now undergoing ballistics analysis.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for funeral costs.
Authorities have not yet officially identified the victim in the shooting and officers say charges against the two suspects are being reviewed by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Officers say no children were present on the scene or involved in the shooting.