Pregnant woman gunned down after she allegedly tried to rob driver

On Monday afternoon in Chicago, a tragedy occurred when an unborn child, 7 months in gestation, became the victim of a drug deal gone wrong. It is believed that the 21-year-old mother, Genesis Escobar, was attempting to rob those on the other side of the transaction, but ultimately ended up with nothing. A source speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Chicago Sun-Times that Escobar had gotten into a car with the intention of carrying out a drug deal close to her home in the 5200 block of West Montana St. At the same time, her boyfriend, who had been situated outside the car, allegedly tried to rob the drug dealers, with Escobar still inside the car. It is unknown if Escobar was armed herself.

During the failed robbery, Escobar was hit by bullets in her shoulder, back and hand, as confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Afterwards, the perpetrators drove off and left Escobar’s body on the street, scattering hundreds of dollars in cash on top of her. Her partner is said to have grabbed some of the money before leaving her behind. Escobar was later taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she and the baby were declared dead.

Iris Alvarez, a neighbor of Escobar’s, stated that she had tried to visit Alvarez’s daughter shortly before the incident. According to Alvarez, Escobar texted her daughter saying, “Please help me! I’m in trouble!” but her daughter was asleep. Alvarez and her daughter then heard gunshots and spotted Escobar gasping for air, with money scattered all around her, leading Alvarez to believe that Escobar may have gotten into some kind of trouble.

Police are still in pursuit of the perpetrators and the statistics of violent crime in Chicago, run by Democrats, show that the likelihood of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 115. In 2019, 695 homicides were reported to WTTW, with 79 homicides and 37 in February alone as of March 1.