The baby of a pregnant woman who was found shot to death outside her Chicago home last week has died.
He was four days old when he died on Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Police last week responded just after midnight to calls about gunshots on the South Side of Chicago. They arrived to find 35-year-old Stacey Jones lying outside her home, shot twice in the back.
She was eight months pregnant. The baby was delivered and survived, the Chicago Tribune reported. He had no gunshot wounds but was in the hospital in critical condition.
“Baby boy Harrison,” as police dubbed him, died at 1:51 p.m. Saturday at the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Tribune reported.
“We can confirm this child was indeed the child related to that tragic shooting incident,” Officer Michael Carroll, a Chicago police spokesman, told the Chicago Tribune Sunday.
An autopsy showed the baby died of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by restricted blood flow. The coroner ruled the death a homicide.
“The death of the child has a direct correlation to the murder of the victim’s mother,” Carroll told the Tribune.
No arrests have been made. Jones was a Cook County probation officer. Her two other children, boys aged 7 and 11, were sleeping inside the home and were unharmed.
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