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Man charged in pregnant Chicago teen's shooting death

Charinez Jefferson, 17 and six months pregnant, was shot and killed overnight in the Marquette Park neighborhood.
WBBM
Charinez Jefferson, 17 and six months pregnant, was shot and killed overnight in the Marquette Park neighborhood.
WBBM

(CBS/WBBM/AP) CHICAGO - Chicago authorities have charged an 18-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a six-months pregnant teenager, whose newborn baby is now in critical condition. Timothy Jones was charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 16 shooting of 17-year-old Charinez Jefferson.

Authorities say Jefferson was walking with friends in Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood when a man ran toward the group and began shooting. She suffered multiple wounds to the body and one shot to her head.

Authorities say Jefferson was later pronounced dead at a hospital. However, doctors saved her baby boy, who remains in critical condition with an emergency surgery.

Police say witnesses led them to Jones, who was denied bond at a hearing on Monday at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse, reports CBS affiliate WBBM.

Jefferson, who would have been a junior in high school this year, is survived by both her newborn and a 16-month-old son, WBBM reports.

Nobody else was injured in the shooting.