An unborn 7-month-old child was apparently caught up in a Chicago drug deal that went wrong Monday afternoon. According to reports, the 21-year-old mother of the child tried to rob the others involved in the transaction but ended up with nothing.
According to a source, Genesis Escobar was in a car at 1 p.m. with plans to do a drug deal close by her home in the 5200 block of West Montana Street.
Escobar’s boyfriend, who was positioned outside the vehicle, allegedly attempted to rob drug dealers while the pregnant mother was still inside the car. It is not clear if Escobar was armed.
According to the Cook County medical examiner, Escobar was sprayed with bullets during the failed robbery. She was hit in the shoulder, back, and hand.
The alleged killers of Escobar dumped her body from the car. After reportedly showering her body with hundreds of dollars in cash, the killers fled the scene, said the source.
Prior to abandoning his pregnant girlfriend, Escobar’s boyfriend reportedly grabbed some of the money on her body.
Escobar was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she and her baby were pronounced dead.
The Sun-Times reported that at the time of her slaying, Escobar was on probation for a misdemeanor battery conviction and was under indictment on a felony count of possession of a stolen vehicle.
Iris Alvarez stated that Escobar tried to visit Alvarez’s daughter around the time of the incident, as reported by WOAI-TV.
“She texted my daughter, telling her: Please help me!” “I’m in trouble!” Alvarez said, “But my daughter was asleep.”
Roused by the sound of gunshots, Alvarez and her daughter allegedly saw Genesis gasping for air.
“They threw a bunch of money on top of her,” said Alvarez. “I don’t know if she was in some kind of trouble or what.”
Police are still trying to locate those who are responsible.
Neighborhood Scout reports that 1 in 115 Chicagoans will be victims of a violent crime.
WTTW reported 695 homicides last year.
The Chicago Police Department reported that there had been 79 murders in Chicago as of March 1. There were 37 in February alone.