A single mom of two was shot dead whereas utilizing an ATM in a Chicago suburb — allegedly by a pair linked to a string of different armed robberies.
Jonnie Angel Klein, 32, a mother of a 14-year-old boy and 10-year-old daughter, was at a Chase financial institution ATM in her hometown of Worth when she was accosted round 3 p.m. on Saturday, ABC 7 reported.
Klein was then gunned down within the brazen assault whereas she was withdrawing money, police stated.
Family members told WGN-TV that she had simply gotten off work earlier than heading on the fateful errand.
Two suspects — Tamara Jailynn Johnson, 22, and Jason Jerry Joseph Johnson, 23 – had been arrested the next day after an investigation by the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. It was not clear if, or how, they had been associated.
Both Johnsons had been charged with first-degree homicide — and are “linked to a number of latest armed robberies in Chicagoland and northwest Indiana,” stated police Chief Timothy Denton.
“Multiple firearms had been recovered, one among which is believed to be the weapon used within the murder,” the police chief stated.
As nicely as a mother to 2 children, Klein additionally was a caregiver for her ailing mom, who has been battling most cancers.
“It’s been arduous on her mom, brother, daughter son. So, it’s simply devastating to see that,” a cousin, Nick Klein, informed ABC7.
“She’s at all times been the sunshine of our household, taking good care of her mom, brother and youngsters. She’s at all times been that particular person,” the cousin stated.
“She would provide the shirt off her again. Lots of people will miss her.”
A GoFundMe web page was created by Klein’s family to assist pay for funeral prices and bills.
“Jonnie was a faithful single mom to Jeremy, 14, and McKayla, 10, and a loving caretaker for her mother,” the account says.
“She labored tirelessly to offer for her household with out criticism. She was a form, caring, humble, loving, member of the family (mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin), a pal to many, a devoted employee, a supplier for these in want, and a tremendous human being all spherical,” it reads.
The two suspects are scheduled to seem in court docket for a bond listening to Wednesday on the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.