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Teen charged with dying of grandmother

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police introduced expenses in opposition to a juvenile for the deadly Chicago capturing of Yvonne Ruzich, 70, who was killed in Hegewisch final week whereas ready to enter work.

Police stated {that a} 17-year-old boy has been charged with first diploma homicide. He will likely be tried as an grownup, CPD stated. Police imagine the homicide occurred in the midst of an tried carjacking.

CPD Chief of Detectives Brian Deenihan stated Ruzich was ready in her automobile to go to work when two suspects drove by, made a U-Flip and got here again to park by them. Her step-son, who was together with her on the time, noticed they had been armed with handguns and advised her to drive away. As they each tried to drive away, one of many suspects shot into Ruzich’s automobile. After she crashed, Deenihan stated the suspects bought again into their automobile, drove as much as her crashed automobile and fired extra photographs into it.
The incident was partially captured on POD video, permitting police a take a look at the gunmen.

Police had been capable of monitor the automobile used within the homicide, and realized that automobile was carjacked and led to a distinct carjacking. They traced the automobile again to 4 totally different carjackings or making an attempt carjackings, and recovered 4 automobiles. The investigation even crossed state traces into Indiana.

Utilizing expertise to trace the suspects, police had been capable of find pictures of them from different locations they went. After the images had been launched within the press and on social media, a number of witnesses got here ahead to assist determine the suspects.

Deenihan stated they had been capable of take one suspect into custody in Chicago, and they’re assured they will apprehend the second suspect. Police stated they know who they’re in search of.

Each suspects are youngsters, and their names are being launched. Each are from Chicago.

“She was the other of that evil that took her,” stated Ruzich’s daughter Karla. “She was my mother and had a bit of so many different individuals. Individuals who are available for his or her morning espresso knew my mother.”

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Ruzich was inside a parked automobile within the 13300-block of South Baltimore Avenue at about 4:26 a.m. when police stated two suspects approached and fired photographs.

Surveillance video reveals their two automobiles after which a 3rd automobile pulls up. Two individuals get out of the automobile and head over to Ruzich’s automobile, level a gun at her and begin capturing.

Ruzich managed to drive away however then crashed down the block the place the gunman caught up together with her and shot her a number of extra occasions, in line with her boyfriend.

She was transported to Advocate Christ Hospital with a number of gunshot wounds and was later pronounced lifeless, police stated

Early Tuesday, Chicago police launched two pictures of the suspects within the case, displaying them armed with handguns.

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The suspects had been each sporting masks on the time. One was in all white clothes, and the opposite was in all black clothes.

Although Ruzich had retired from the Division of Streets and Sanitation, she labored part-time as a result of she liked to remain busy. Her boss stated she was a devoted worker and a tough employee.

She was identified by many within the tight-knit Hegewisch neighborhood, as at all times having a smiling face and an awesome angle.

A $12,000 reward for info is being provided within the case. Police are asking individuals within the neighborhood to examine their surveillance video for potential leads.

Anybody with info is requested to name Space Two detectives at 312-747-8271.

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