CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago police launched video of a suspect automobile concerned within the capturing loss of life of a 5-month-old woman final month.
CPD mentioned somebody in a burgundy Chrysler 300 with Georgia license plates fired three photographs, a minimum of considered one of which hit Cecelia Thomas within the head whereas she was driving in a automobile in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
Neighborhood activists additionally handed out flyers Thursday night time, hoping somebody comes ahead with data.
Thomas’ mom spoke publicly for the primary time concerning the incident that claimed her younger daughter’s life earlier this month.
She was decided to talk for her baby and did so exterior the hospital the place she mentioned her ultimate goodbye.
“Cecilia was attractive,” mentioned the child’s mom, Juanita Harris.
Harris is a mom in ache.
“She did not even have her first birthday, like she did not make age 6 months,” she mentioned.
Refusing to let her grief break her, Harris angrily pleaded for these accountable to return ahead, along with her 3-year-old son and road pastor and neighborhood activist Donovan Value at her aspect.
“Cecelia was part of us. She was our baby,” Donovan mentioned.
Harris, Cecelia’s father, and Harris’ 3-year-old son, Kemone, have been all within the car, taking the boy to his aunt’s home when the June 24 assault occurred.
The infant was struck within the head and died just a few hours later.
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“While you’ll out right here capturing, know who you’re capturing at. Know your goal. You bought the improper folks,” Harris mentioned.
Amid her sorrow, there’s anger as her daughter turns into Chicago’s youngest sufferer of gun violence thus far this 12 months.
She desires the shooter to do the suitable factor.
“It is consuming you up inside. You see me. The identical ache I am feeling, you might want to flip your self in,” Harris mentioned.
In the meantime, as a mom, Harris struggles with not solely tips on how to pay for her child’s funeral but additionally tips on how to exist in a future with out her little woman.
“We’d like solutions,” Harris reiterated.
Police are nonetheless on the lookout for whoever is answerable for what the household calls a case of mistaken id. Thus far, nobody is in custody and no arrests have been made.
Neighborhood activist Ja’Mal Inexperienced, who’s working for Chicago mayor, has provided a $5,000 reward for data that results in an arrest and conviction on this case.
Anybody with data concerning the capturing is inspired to name 1-800-883-5587.
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