, we have a breaking story. A suburban mother was shot and killed while trying to use an ATM over the weekend. Two suspects have been charged with first-degree murder in this case. Our reporter, Dana Rebik, has been following this story and she joins us with the latest details.
The suspects were caught relatively quickly and charged within 72 hours, putting an end to a violent crime spree that covered both Chicago and Northwest Indiana. The suspects, 22-year-old Jalen Johnson and 23-year-old Jason Jerry Joseph Johnson, both from Lafayette, Indiana, were apprehended on Sunday following an attempted robbery at a Chase Bank ATM on West 100 and 11th Street at around 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon.
The victim, a single mother of two from Worth, had just left work with her son and dropped him off at the bank when the incident occurred. She was shot during the robbery. This incident is a chilling reminder that violence can occur anywhere at any time.
Worth police have connected the suspects to a number of armed robberies in the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana, including one that took place on October 29th at the Family Express gas station in Demotte. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has also filed charges in that case, and warrants have been issued for the suspects and anyone else involved.
The suspects will appear in court for a bond hearing in Broadview tomorrow..