October 21, 2020

Vigil held for pregnant mother fatally shot in Jeffery Manor; person of interest being questioned

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CHICAGO — A vigil was held in remembrance of a pregnant mother who was fatally shot in the city’s Jeffery Manor neighborhood.

A person of interest is being questioned by detectives in the fatal shooting of 35-year-old Stacy Jones, according to police. Police said the shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday in the 2100 block of East 95th Place.

Upon arrival, officers found Jones lying on the porch of her residence unresponsive, with two gunshot wounds in the back. She was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center, where she died.

Jones was a probation officer in Cook County Court’s Adult Probation Department.

Police said Jones was eight months pregnant and doctors were able to deliver her baby boy, who is in critical condition.

Jones left behind two other children who are currently staying with relatives.

She had just moved to Chicago from Tennessee less than two years ago but she left a big impression on her colleagues remembering her tonight as eclectic and funny and a really dedicated mom. 

Claudia Martin, President AFSCME Local 3486 for Adult Probation Officers, said they’ll do everything they can to help the family. 

“We’re praying for the baby, praying for her mom and for her children. This had to be a horrifying experience for them,” she said.

A GoFundMe to raise money for her children. 

Charges are pending against the person of interest.