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The Chicago parole officer was an 8-month-pregnant woman who was found shot from her porch, but doctors managed to save the life of her unborn child.
Early Tuesday morning, police intervened at her home in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. They found Stacey Jones, 35, withered on the porch. He had been shot twice in the back.
8-month-pregnant Illinois mom is fatally shot on her porch as newborn clings to life in hospital https://t.co/iDAiLFBksi
– People (@people) October 14, 2020
According to NBC Chicago
Jones was transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Doctors were able to deliver, but were unable to save Jones’ life. The boy is in critical condition at the Como Children’s Hospital.
Cook County Chief Justice Timothy Evans confirmed to CBS News that Jones is the Superintendent of the Cook County District Court.
Authorities did not name a suspect in the shooting and the cause is unknown, but authorities told NBC News they thought the shooting was not accidental.
Jones’s neighbors agree that he was probably the target.
“They were not quick hits. They were measured hits, and whoever did it wanted to do it, “neighbor Elliott Cobb told CBS News.
According to the GoFundMe page opened by his cousin
Jones was working on his Ph.D. and had two school-age children. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that racial fraud and the term “KKK” were sprayed on the side of his home, but it is not known how long the graffiti had been there or if it was related to his murder.
Police told the Sun-Times that at the time “there was no evidence” that racing was a factor in his shooting.
“Currently, based on additional information and evidence collected by investigators, we do not believe this crime is racist or harmful,” said Chicago Police Department spokesman Thomas Ahern.
Jones’ family is in mourning for him as authorities search for the suspect.
“His son, a son, was rescued and we want to do everything we can to support him and my aunt, who now has to care for my cousin’s newborn and my two older children,” writes his cousin Daisy Johnson on GoFundMessa. “It is an indescribable tragedy.”