Police: Woman Intentionally Struck and Killed Boyfriend After a Dispute

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The 1100 block of South Francisco Avenue. Image: Google Street View

Police are searching for a woman that they say used her vehicle as a deadly weapon after a domestic altercation in North Lawndale.

In the early morning of Sunday, July 5, the 23-year-old female was involved in a verbal and physical dispute with her boyfriend, 27, on the 1100 block of South Francisco Avenue, according to Officer José Estrada from Police News Affairs. The woman then entered her minivan, intentionally drove on the sidewalk, and struck the man, Estrada said.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time afterwards, according to Estrada. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as John Perry, of the 400 block of West 65th Place.

The police are currently working on apprehending the driver and will not release her name until she is arrested and charged, Estrada said.

Fatality Tracker: 2015 Chicago pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
Pedestrian: 19 (7 were hit-and-run crashes)
Bicyclist: 2 (both were hit-and-run crashes)

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