CHICAGO (CBS) –Two Chicago residents have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jailyn Logan-Bledsoe in Oak Park last month.
Kenneth Elliott, 21, of the 1700 block of N. Linder Avenue, and his sister Adrianna Vanzant, 17, of the 900 block of N. Monticello Avenue, were arrested Thursday, according to a news release from the Village of Oak Park. Although Vanzant is a minor, she is being charged as an adult given the nature of the crime, the village said.
Police say Elliott and Vanzant had handguns when they approached Logan-Bledsoe from behind and opened fire around 1:50 p.m. on June 22 in the parking lot of a gas station at 100 Chicago Ave.
Vanzant fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle while Eliott fled in a separate vehicle. The victim’s vehicle was later recovered from the 200 block of N. Kilbourn Avenue in Chicago.
“While nothing can undo the tragic events that unfolded on the morning of June 22, apprehending those responsible for this senseless murder will hopefully provide some closure for family, friends and the wider community. Ms. Logan-Bledsoe’s community,” Acting Police Chief Shatonya Johnson said. said in a statement.
Shatonya also thanked the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the West End Major Crimes Task Force for their assistance in the investigation.
Elliot was scheduled to appear in Maywood Fourth Municipal District Court on Friday.
Vanzant was transferred to Cook County Juvenile Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in bond court via Zoom on Friday.