No bail for suspected death of an 8-year-old Chicago girl


Chicago (AP) —A man and teen are detained unrestrained on Thursday after an eight-year-old Chicago girl was shot dead by walking and holding her mother’s hand when she was shot in the head by shooter authorities. Was ordered. Target someone else.

Melissa Ortega died on Saturday following a noon shooting on a busy street, where Judge Susana Ortiz of the Cook County Circuit said she “absolutely ignores human life.”

The prosecution said 27-year-old Xavier Guzman drove a car parked in the city’s Southwestside Little Village district after rival gang members left the store and flashed gang signs on Saturday afternoon. It is said that it was. According to the prosecutor, 16-year-old Emilio Colipio got out of the car and fired at a 29-year-old man. According to Kim Foxx, a lawyer in Cook County, the teen is being tried as an adult because of the seriousness of the crime.

Both were arrested for one murder and one attempted murder. Corripio has also been charged with worsening firearm launches.

Prosecutors said Thursday that suburban taxi driver Guzman picked up Colipio in his taxi before the shooting. The prosecution said the two were arrested after investigators analyzed surveillance video and license plate reader technology to allow Guzman to track the name, phone number, and visually different logo of the car he was driving. Said.

The surveillance video showed that the car was pulled into an alley, where the shooters got out of the car and started firing, he said. The video then showed that the shooter returned to the vehicle and escaped from the scene.

According to the prosecution, after filming, the surveillance video shows two people going to a subway restaurant to buy a sandwich and later buying a drink at a gas station. The detective also used GPS in a taxi to track the suspect’s movements. They say they passed the shooting scene afterwards, and the taxi passed the girl’s monument later that night. Police said he found the gun in a taxi when Guzman was arrested, and ballistic tests showed that it was the gun used in the shooting.

According to prosecutors, Colipio was arrested three times in 2021 for worsening vehicle hijacking and was on probation during the shooting on Saturday. Colipio’s lawyer said he was a third-year high school student who lived with his mother and his father and played soccer.

According to the Chicago Teachers Union, Melissa was a student at Emiliano Zapata Academy, an elementary school near Mexico in the city. Her prosecution said she wore a pink hat to get her errands done with her mother. When the shooting happened, Melissa and her mother started running across the street. The prosecutor says the video shows Melissa looking behind her and heading for her shootout when she was shot. She was sentenced to die in the hospital late Saturday.

Male police say the intended target was shot from behind and hospitalized.

Melissa Ortega’s mother, Alaseri Rianos, said in a statement released Wednesday by a family representative that the two were walking together shortly before the shooting. She said, “My daughter stopped holding my hand and, without explanation, found her on the floor with a puddle of blood and a bullet on her head,” Melissa said after going to the bank. He said he was asking if he could get a hamburger.

Renos said her family moved from Mexico to Chicago six months ago “in search of the American dream.”

“Instead, I can live a nightmare for the rest of my life,” she said.

Prosecutors said a 47-year-old man and his 9-year-old daughter were also in the car near the shooting site on Saturday when he saw his father blinking a gangster sign. He and his daughter stayed in their car, and it was struck by shooting. They weren’t injured, the prosecutor said.

The number of murders surged in Chicago, recording about 800 last year. This is the most deadly event in a quarter century in Chicago.