Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say

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JUST IN: No bail for the pair charged in the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega, as prosecutors say the accused teen gunman was on 'intensive probation' and had committed three aggravated carjackings in a span of five months.

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JUST IN: No bail for the pair charged in the murder of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega , as prosecutors say the accused teen gunman was on 'intensive probation' and had committed three aggravated carjackings in a span of five months.

At the accused gunman's bond hearing on Thursday, Cook County prosecutors said 16-year-old Emilio Corripio teen had committed three aggravated carjackings in the span of just 5 months, and was on 'intensive probation' at the time of the murder.

READ MORE:Corripio is charged as an adult with one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, and two felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm.Guzman and Corripio were both ordered held without bond on Thursday.

“This is an eight-year-old Latina who could’ve been someone,” said activist Keith Thornton. “She came from Mexico to have a better life.”Matt DeMateo with New Life Church, has been with the family since the child died. He read a statement from the girl’s mother.

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Teen to be Tried as Adult in Fatal Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl in Little VillageChicago police say that a teen has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in the Little Village neighborhood on Saturday. GoFundMe legal defense being set up by RossanaFor33 in 3, 2, 1 …. 🙄 Sadly,With The Exception Of Gangs Murdering Children,Gang Shooting Are No Longer “The News” Anymore! It’s Commonplace! We’ve Come To Expect It! Nowadays,It Would Be “News”,If They Reported: “In The Last 24 Hours,There Were Zero Gang Shootings!”

Teen Charged In 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega's Murder Has Criminal Record For Carjacking And Gun ChargesThe CBS 2 Investigators have learned from law enforcement sources – at the time the 16-year-old was arrested for killing Melissa Ortega , he was on probation for a 2021 aggravated carjacking. And we’re told this juvenile has also been arrested on a gun charge. This is the worst story every. I hope the killers get life in prison and never get out. The little girl was likely a martyr. If it weren't for her taking a bullet, and making it urgent to apprehend these two idiots, they would have continued their killing spree. Catch and release is alive and well in Chicago!

Melissa Ortega murder: Teen, man charged in killing of 8-year-old girl in Little VillageTwo people have been charged in connection with the killing of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega who was fatally shot Saturday in Little Village.

16-Year-Old Boy, 27-Year-Old Xavier Guzman Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega'She came from Mexico to have a better life.'

A 16-Year-Old & A 27-Year-old Are Charged In Connection With Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega'She came from Mexico to have a better life.'

Little Village Chicago news: 2 in custody after 8-year-old girl shot, killed, sources sayTwo people are in custody in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village, sources tell the ABC7 I-Team. CapturedNews I pray that they are Not juveniles or if they are they should be charged as adults and put away for life Great work, detectives! We appreciate you! 🎉🎈🎁 When are we going to start locking up these savages permanently?

were ordered held without bail on Thursday, Cook County prosecutors revealed the 16-year-old accused of pulling the trigger was on “intensive probation” and had committed three carjackings in a span of five months.Mother Recounts Final Moments With 8-Year-Old Daughter Before Fatal Shooting After announcing that the department had “very strong leads,” Chicago Police Supt.stole all of that from her – and her from her family.CHICAGO - Two people have been charged in connection with the killing of 8-year-old Melissa Ortega who was fatally shot Saturday in Little Village.

The CBS 2 Investigators learned Wednesday that the teen accused of fatally shooting Ortega , having faced previous carjacking and gun charges. READ MORE: After Months Of Finger-Pointing Over Violent Crime, Mayor Lori Lightfoot And Supt. The teen was identified by police as the individual who pulled the trigger during the shooting. David Brown Come Together With State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Over 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega’s Murder At the accused gunman’s bond hearing on Thursday, Cook County prosecutors said 16-year-old Emilio Corripio teen had committed three aggravated carjackings in the span of just 5 months, and was on “intensive probation” at the time of the murder. “Our investigation determined that three reported gang members are standing on the corner of Kaminsky. Corripio is charged as an adult with one felony count of first-degree murder, one felony count of attempted first-degree murder, and two felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced that the teen suspect will be tried as an adult in the case. Police said Melissa and her mother were walking down the street in Little Village on Saturday, when Corripio got out of a car parked in an alley, and started shooting at a rival gang member." At the same news conference, Melissa's mother issued an emotional statement regarding the charges filed in her daughter's murder, and spoke directly to the gunman.

That 26-year-old man was shot in the back, and Melissa was shot in the head. Xavier Guzman, 27, is charged with murder and attempted first-degree murder, and is accused of serving as the getaway driver in the shooting. ” (A) 29-year-old male, the intended target of the gunman, was also struck back as he attempted to run from the gunfire. Corripio then got back into the car with the accused getaway driver, 27-year-old Xavier Guzman, and the two fled the scene. Guzman also has been arrested and charged facing one felony count of first degree murder and one felony count of attempted first degree murder. That vehicle was identified through license plate readers, pod cameras and private surveillance cameras, according to Brown. Guzman and Corripio were both ordered held without bond on Thursday. A family member told CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek that Melissa’s mother is just not ready to talk about her daughter yet. “This was a precious little girl. “Melissa was a precious little girl,” Brown said. Melissa Ortega, 8 | Xavier Guzman, 27, charged with Melissa's murder | Credit: CPD DOWNLOAD THE FOX 32 NEWS APP Guzman was taken into custody Monday after homicide investigators pulled over a Toyota Camry believed to have been used in Saturday’s shooting on 26th Street near Pulaski Road.

It is unacceptable that she is the latest Chicagoans to fall victim to simplest senseless gang violence,” Brown said. “Our city has been shaken and no one can make sense of this tragedy. We mourn her loss because no child, and no parent, should have to endure something like this. The family released a statement Sunday, describing Melissa as a girl who wanted to experience Chicago snow, get to make her own stuffed animal at Build-a-Bear and make TikTok dances with her friends.” Melissa and her mother emigrated from Mexico in August. “This is an eight-year-old Latina who could’ve been someone,” said activist Keith Thornton. This article tagged under:. “She came from Mexico to have a better life. We’ve been asking for mental health clinics here in Little Village, because our community is traumatized. You were a victim too.

” Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said both will be in bond court on Thursday and that teen will be charged as an adult. Foxx said the 16-year-old charged has a juvenile record. “The murder of eight year old Melissa Ortega is horrific. “So what happens when you are a mother and they kill your child? Where do you run to? Where do you seek help? There’s none of these centers here in Little Village. Melissa is an American dream that has seamlessly insensitively been taken from all of us are merely walking down the street on a Saturday afternoon with her mother,” Foxx said. “So Melissa’s mom and her family, I have no words that are of comfort to you. That’s when she realized Melissa had been shot twice in the right side of her head.

But I’m committed to getting you justice. MORE NEWS: 'We’re Back There Again?' Disproportionate Number of Black Chicagoans Died From COVID-19 In Recent Surge; What’s The Solution? “Mental health is a very important issue, and we see the violence in our community and our children being normalized to murder, to death, it’s just normal.” Matt DeMateo with New Life Church, has been with the family since the child died. He read a statement from the girl’s mother. “Words cannot describe the pain I am feeling. So we’re fighting for our children to have a place where they would go and get the services that they need,” he said. (On) January 22, I lost my greatest treasure in life. David Brown the city would "spare no expense" and exhaust every resource to bring Melissa's killer to justice.

I lost my princess. She was the reason why I got up every morning everything I did I did for her immigrated from Mexico six months ago. We need it now. We were filled with dreams and had high aspirations imagined a better life here came in search of the American dream we so famously here have run instead I get to live a nightmare for the rest of my life.” A third grader at Emiliano Zapata Academy, Melissa was new to Chicago – here since August – and excited to build a better life with her mother, both from Mexico. But on her way from the bank to get a hamburger on Saturday afternoon, hand-in-hand with her mom at 26th Street and Pulaski Road in Little Village, gang violence stole all of that from her – and her from her family. Advertisement CPD anti-gang officers 'saturating' area after 8-year-old girl killed Top Chicago police officials on Monday blamed the fatal weekend shooting of an 8-year-old girl in Little Village on a longstanding gang conflict, and said they plan to saturate the neighborhood with officers and investigators to deter retaliatory attacks and build cases against the 'drivers of violence.

Brown said the investigation began Saturday afternoon in Little Village when officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert call just before 3:00 p.m. Brown said: “Our investigation determined that three reported gang members are standing on the corner of Komensky (Avenue). Moments later, an individual emerged south of their location near an alley and fired a handgun. That’s when Melissa and her mother were crossing the street and shot in the head literally shot in the head,” Brown said, who added another man was the intended target.

“(A) 29-year-old male, the intended target of the gunman, was also struck back as he attempted to run from the gunfire. Detectives subsequently identified and tracked the vehicle used in the shooting using pod video cameras and private surveillance video as well as license plate reader technology.” READ MORE: Little Village Community Stepped Up To Help Solve 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega’s Murder; Retired Police Commander Concerned About Handling Of Juvenile Suspects CBS 2 late Wednesday obtained the official police report filed after Melissa’s murder. It offered some disturbing details. The report said detectives found a total of 13 spent shell casings in the area of the shooting.

Also, Melissa’s mother told police she was walking on 26th Street from Pulaski Road when she heard gunfire and attempted to run into the bank – when she suddenly felt her daughter’s body go limp right in front of the bank. Police have said the gunfire Melissa and her mother tried to escape was part of a gang war. A family member told CBS 2’s Jackie Kostek that Melissa’s mother is just not ready to talk about her daughter yet. That family member did say that she hopes no one ever has to go through what she is right now. Brown said that CPD, the mayor’s office and the state’s attorney’s office worked together to set the charges but the Little Village community was also instrumental.

“Everyone involved in this incident came forward to help us with information to break this case. So if the community can come together in unique ways, should we have behind the scenes. But I think the public aspect of this press conference is important to convey a message only to the community but also to offenders We are working as a team to bring you to justice.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot also expressed her sadness over the death of the eight-year-old. “It’s our obligation neighbors, and my obligation as mayor, to work with stakeholders and leaders of little village to bring peace there once and for all.

This isn’t a problem that just arose on Saturday,” Lightfoot said. “And it’s way past time that we unite. We come together and we bring peace to this beautiful, vibrant community of Little Village.” The family of Melissa walked into the Medical Examiner’s office Sunday to identify the body of the 8-year-old. “I heard the mother screaming for help,” said Oscar Guevara, a Little Village resident.

Guevara was in the middle of 26th Street when he heard six to seven shots ring out. He found Melissa on the ground and called 911. “I had [a] cover, and we put it over her to keep her warm. But there was really nothing we could do,” he said. The family released a statement Sunday, describing Melissa as a girl who wanted to experience Chicago snow, get to make her own stuffed animal at Build-a-Bear and make TikTok dances with her friends.

Baltazar Enriquez, president of the Little Village Community Council , told CBS 2’s Jim Williams and Marie Saavedra Monday that his organization is asking for federal help – and in particular mental health clinics in the community. “We’re calling on our congressman, Jesus Garcia, to come and assist the community – bring us federal funding. We’ve been asking for mental health clinics here in Little Village, because our community is traumatized. Our community has been traumatized. Our children are traumatized,” Enriquez said.

“So what happens when you are a mother and they kill your child? Where do you run to? Where do you seek help? There’s none of these centers here in Little Village.” Enriquez said he is also calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker to help bring the funds needed for the community to develop the tools to fight and prevent crime. “Mental health is a very important issue, and we see the violence in our community and our children being normalized to murder, to death, it’s just normal. It’s OK.

So it shouldn’t be OK. So we’re fighting for our children to have a place where they would go and get the services that they need,” he said. “And we need it now. We don’t need it tomorrow or next week. We need it now.

” Monday morning, Mayor Lightfoot offered her condolences, and thanked the community for surrounding Melissa’s mother with love as she grieves the loss of her daughter. MORE NEWS: “Losing a child under any circumstances is horrifying, and the circumstances in which this family lost this precious, precious child is almost unspeakable,” Lightfoot said. CBS .