Authorities have confirmed the death of a baby boy after his mother was fatally shot last week in Chicago.
Chicago police said the child had died. He was 4 days old.
He was delivered on Tuesday in critical condition after his mother, 35-year-old Stacy Jones, was shot twice in the back while standing outside her home on the south side of town. She was eight months pregnant and was pronounced dead in hospital.
And according to the Chicago Tribune, Jones’ two other children slept indoors and were unharmed.
Her father, Tommy Baker, said Jones moved to Chicago from Tennessee two years ago and accepted the position of a Cook County probation officer.
“You took something from my family. You took my heart, my eldest son, the sweetest little thing,” Baker told the newspaper. “It’s a loss I’ll never get over.”
No fees have been announced. An important person was questioned last week and released without charges.