A Chicago teenager is being held with out bail on first-degree homicide costs within the brutal caught-on-video ambush slaying of a 70-year-old girl within the Windy Metropolis.
The 17-year-old suspect, whose identify has not been launched by police, is accused of gunning down Yvonne Ruzich throughout an tried car-jacking outdoors the grocery retailer the place she labored on Aug. 16, police mentioned.
The teenager and one other juvenile who stays on the run had been recognized by tipsters after surveillance footage of the slaying was launched by police, the Chicago-Solar Instances mentioned.
The teenager in custody was arrested Friday.
On Saturday, a decide denied bond for the younger accused killer, CBS Chicago reported.
The stunning footage of the slaying exhibits Ruzich sitting outdoors Baltimore Meals and Liquors on Chicago’s South Facet at round 4:30 a.m whereas ready for the shop to open when the 2 gunmen stroll as much as the automobile and open fireplace.
Wounded, Ruzich sped off however crashed right into a highway signal down the road.
The 2 males pursued her and fired into the automobile once more, killing the grandmother.
Police mentioned the teenagers are believed to be linked to carjackings within the space.
“What’s going by means of their thoughts, they’re strolling up and so they wish to take this automobile, and he or she drives away, and that rapidly, they resolve to fireplace,” mentioned Chicago Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan instructed the outlet.
“There wasn’t loads of interplay there,” Deenihan mentioned. “However that simply exhibits how emboldened they’re and the way rapidly they’re to discharge a firearm.”
Ruzich was a beloved determine within the neighborhood identified to locals as “Grandma Jo,” the Solar-Instances reported.