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Person arrested in fatal shooting of pregnant woman whose baby died: police

Stacey Jones was fatally shot in Jeffery Manor, where officers found her unresponsive with two gunshots in her back.

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. Stefano Esposito/Sun-Times

Police have arrested a “suspect” in connection to the fatal shooting of an 8-months-pregnant probation officer whose baby died days after being delivered.

The Thursday announcement comes a week after police said they released a “person of interest” in connection to the Oct. 8 murder of Stacey Jones on the South Side.

“Area 2 Detectives currently have a suspect in custody in the connection to the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old female and the subsequent death of her 4-day-old child,” Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter.

“Detectives are working with the Cook County States Attorney’s Office to secure charges,” Ahern wrote.

Police did not say if the suspect is a man or a woman.

Jones was fatally shot in the 2100 block of East 95th Place in Jeffery Manor, where officers found her unresponsive with two gunshots in her back, authorities have said. The shooting did not appear to be random, police said.

Doctors were able to deliver her baby, but the infant died four days later.

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