CHICAGO - A teenager was charged with murder Tuesday for the shooting and killing of a 22-year-old woman and seriously injuring a 24-year-old woman with her last week, authorities said.

Late Tuesday evening, Chicago Police announced charges of first-degree murder and first-degree attempted murder against a 16-year-old male for shooting and killing a woman and seriously injuring another last week. As a juvenile, the teen won't be identified but he was reportedly arrested Monday in the North Lawndale community.

The incident happened around 8:20 p.m. last Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in the 2700 block of S. Homan Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood on the city's southwest side.

At the time, police said a 22-year-old female and 24-year-old female were standing outside on the above block when they were shot at by an unidentified offender. The 22-year-old woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and she was later pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The 24-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and the abdomen and was initially listed in serious condition at Mt. Sinai but was later upgraded to good condition.

The victim who was killed was later identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 22-year-old Jezebell Perez.

Her teen killer was charged with a total of five (5) counts, as follows:

  • One (1) felony count - Murder - First Degree
  • Two (2) felony counts - Attempted Murder - First Degree
  • Two (2) felony counts - Aggravated Battery/Discharge of a Firearm

A felony bond court hearing has not been set as of the time of this writing.

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