Chicago man charged with July shooting death of 20-year-old woman in Lansing

SHARE Chicago man charged with July shooting death of 20-year-old woman in Lansing
fillpolicetape_31_e1555551190147.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A Chicago man was charged with the July shooting death of a 20-year-old woman in the parking lot of a gym in south suburban Lansing.

About 12:10 a.m. July 22, officers responded to a call of a person suffering from a gunshot wound at Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, according to Lansing police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. When they arrived, officers learned that Jessica Loverdi-Finister had been shot in the side during an altercation in the parking lot of an LA Fitness gym at 17365 Torrence Ave.

A friend had driven Loverdi-Finister to Franciscan Health, where she ultimately died, authorities said. She lived in Sauk Village.

On Wednesday, officers arrested 20-year-old Amari Ross, police said. He was then charged with first-degree murder in Loverdi-Finister’skilling.

Ross was scheduled to appear in bond court on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Amari Ross | Lansing police

Amari Ross | Lansing police

The Latest
A man and woman were on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue about 10:40 p.m. when someone opened fire, striking them both.
The 29-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Cubs catcher Yan Gomes, who is opposed to an automated strike zone, says the “best thing in baseball” is the human element.