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Chicago man turned himself in after shooting and killing his wife in Target parking lot, police say


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Police have arrested and charged a man with felony murder in Chicago after he allegedly shot his wife multiple times in a Target’s parking lot, resulting in her death.

Jennifer Hamilton, a 47-year-old Service Employees International Union shop steward, was in the Target parking lot when a man approached her and shot her several times, before fleeing, reported FOX 32 from Chicago.

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The man was later identified as her husband, Alphonso Hamilton, 50, after turning himself in to the Schiller Park Police Department, police said.

Jennifer was transported in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

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The incident was quickly identified as a case of domestic violence, prompting community members like Chicago Alderman Gilbert Villegas to speak out against it, Fox 32 reported.

Alphonso Hamilton, 50, surrendered to Schiller Park Police Department, where he was charged with the fatal shooting of his wife, Jennifer Hamilton. (Chicago Police)
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“Domestic violence is something that is happening in our city, happening in our community, and we have been silent for far too long. And there are members of the community who know that incidents like these happen, and when they see something, they have to say something. There are resources that are out there,” said Villegas, WBBM-TV in Chicago. reported.

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“It’s tragic, there were clues, clues that something was going on, but people were quiet,” Villegas said, FOX 32 reported. “We want people to call him, so we don’t we weren’t in a position like in this case where someone was shot and killed.”

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“It could have been avoided,” he added, according to the report.

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FOX 32 reported that a source said Hamilton agreed to meet her husband in the parking lot because she believed the public setting provided security.


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