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Police release person questioned in fatal shooting of pregnant woman whose baby was saved

Doctors were unable to save Stacey Jones, but delivered her baby, who was in critical condition at Comer Children’s Hospital.

Stacey Jones, 35, who was eight months pregnant, was found unresponsive early Tuesday with two gunshots in her back on the porch of her home in the 2100 block of East 95th Street.
Stacey Jones, 35, who was eight months pregnant, was found unresponsive early Tuesday with two gunshots in her back on the porch of her home in the 2100 block of East 95th Street.
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Police on Thursday released a person questioned in the fatal South Side shooting of a pregnant woman whose baby was delivered in critical condition.

“The person placed in custody in relation to this investigation has been released without charging at this time,” Chicago police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said in an email.

The investigation remains active, she said.

A day earlier, police said they were questioning a person of interest in the shooting death of Stacey Jones, who was eight months pregnant.

Doctors were unable to save Jones, 35, but delivered her baby, who was in critical condition at Comer Children’s Hospital.

Jones was a probation officer with the Cook County adult probation department,

The shooting happened early Tuesday in the 2100 block of East 95th Place, in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood.

Jones was found lying unresponsive with two gunshots in her back, police said. The shooting did not appear to be random, police said.