WEEK IN REVIEW: Six people killed in Chicago, including newborn baby dropped from 8th-floor window in Uptown

Homicide Watch Chicago
CrimeScene-LCN-040213-1.jpgAt least 6 people died from violence in Chicago last week, including a newborn baby girl, whose mother is charged with dropping her from an 8th-floor window shortly after giving birth on the North Side.

The newborn, being called Baby Jane Uddin was found dead outside an Uptown building Wednesday night.

About 11:20 p.m., she was found in the yard in the 800 block of West Eastwood, the same block where the suspect lives, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The baby was taken to nearby Weiss Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:57 a.m.

Bond was denied Saturday for 19-year-old Mubashra Uddin, who police say gave birth to the girl, then dropped her from the 8th story of a high-rise.

Uddin faces faces first-degree murder charges, according to police.

A 25-year-old man was shot to death Saturday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

At 12:30 p.m., Eric Jordan was walking in the 1600 block of West Howard when someone walked up and shot him, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Jordan, of the 4600 block of North Racine, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and back, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

A 33-year-old man was shot to death in West Garfield Park Thursday morning.

Lee M. Fields was found about 10:35 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Monroe Street with two gunshot wounds to the lower abdomen, according to police. He ran into a building and collapsed on the stairs.

Fields, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, the medical examiner’s office said.

A man was found shot to death in a car Wednesday night in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

James Mitchell, 38, was found with a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a car about 10 p.m. after the vehicle crashed into the side of a building in the 100 block of East 127th Street, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Mitchell, of the 8400 block of South Maryland Avenue, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper back and was dead at the scene, authorities said.

A suspect is in custody after 42-year-old Terrell Peterson was found dead following a fight inside an apartment Wednesday morning in Austin.

Officers responding to a report of a battery in progress at an apartment in the 800 block of North Central at 6:30 a.m. found Peterson unresponsive, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Peterson, who lived on the block where he was found, was dead at the scene, authorities said.

Dwayne Jones has been charged with beating Peterson, his mother’s fiance, to death in front of two young relatives who were watching cartoons in a bedroom.

After beating Peterson, Jones took off on one of the children’s bicycles, Cook County prosecutors said in court. Jones, 20, was angry at Peterson because he thought he had taken his wallet.

He was taken into custody at a downtown bus station Wednesday morning, police said. He was charged with murder and ordered held on a $2 million bond.

The week’s first homicide was 23-year-old man shot to death Monday afternoon, also in West Pullman.

At 2:25 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 300 block of East 120th Street and found 23-year-old Mark Anthony Hayes unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the arm and torso, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Hayes, of the first block of West Brayton Street, died at Stroger Hospital about 30 minutes later.

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