Pregnant Chicago woman, 21, and her unborn baby are shot and killed after she tried to rob the occupant of the car – the killer dumped the body in the street and covered it with CASH
- Genesis Escobar, 21, was killed while allegedly robbing someone in a car
- They dumped her wounded on the sidewalk and her body was covered in cash.
- Witnesses took her to the hospital where she and her unborn child died.
A pregnant Chicago woman was shot while trying to rob someone in a car, leaving her and her unborn child dead on the street.
Genesis Escobar, 21, was killed after getting into someone’s car in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood Monday afternoon and then demanding money from them.
Police said shots erupted inside and outside the car, leaving Escobar with multiple gunshot wounds.
She was then thrown from the car at a nearby intersection, where the shooters covered her body with cash and left her.
Escobar was seven months pregnant and her friends said she was looking forward to becoming a mother, according to News4.
Génesis Escobar was wounded several times in a flurry of shots when she tried to steal a car
Police at the scene of the shooting in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood of Chicago on Monday afternoon
Nearby resident Iris Alvarez said Escobar had gone to visit her daughter around 1:00 p.m. on the Monday before the incident.
‘He texted my daughter and said to my daughter, ‘Please help me! I’m in trouble!” Alvarez told News4. But my daughter was sleeping.
It is not clear what situation Escobar was in.
Álvarez said that soon after they heard shots and went outside to see what was happening.
Outside they found Escobar lying on the street and gasping for breath.
Police said Escobar was shot in the back, shoulder and hand while inside the car.
Génesis Escobar was seven months pregnant when she was shot dead
Police officers at the scene of the shooting. Escobar’s dying body was covered in cash
Witnesses said she was with a group of people when she tried the car, and that they also fired shots in the altercation.
Everyone involved in the incident fled the scene after Escobar’s body was dumped.
Escobar was taken to a nearby hospital, but later died there.
“They dumped a bunch of money on her,” Alvarez said. I don’t know if she was in some kind of trouble.
“I don’t care how much trouble you’re in,” Alvarez said. “I feel like for a person to do that to someone, they don’t have a heart.”
According to the latest report from the Chicago Police Department, rapes have skyrocketed 16 percent so far this year compared to the same period in 2022.
Robberies were also up 13 percent, with aggravated assault and robbery both up 11 percent.
Theft in the Windy City increased 31 percent, and vehicle thefts, specifically, shot up 143 percent.
Homicide and shooting incidents were the only category to see declines, falling 18 percent and 8 percent, respectively.
While violent crime overall is up 52 percent from the same period last year, it’s up 102 percent compared to 2021.