Man Who Police Say Fatally Shot His Wife In Target Parking Lot In Chicago Arrested: Report

Source: Chicago police; MEGA

Apr. 29 2022, Published 4:41 p.m. ET

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A man who police say shot his wife in a Target parking lot in Chicago is behind bars, according to Fox 32.

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Alphonso Hamilton, 50, was charged with one count of felony first-degree murder.

Jennifer Hamilton was standing outside of the Target at Brickyard Mall in the Montclare Neighborhood of Chicago's Northwest Side around 9:30 a.m. April 27 when her husband allegedly came up and shot her, Fox 32 reported.

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Police say Jennifer Hamilton sustained several gunshot wounds before being taken to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Alphonso Hamilton was arrested at 9:46 a.m. April 27 in Schiller Park, according to Fox 32.

Police say it was a domestic-related incident.

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Jennifer Hamilton was a union steward with Service Employees Internatoinal Union and was among nurses who went on strike last year, Fox 32 reported. SEIU President, Dian Palmer said Hamilton "delivered the best care possible for her patients."

Ald. Gilbert Villegas said his agency does what it can to provide services to domestic violence victims.

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"It's tragic, there were clues, hints that something was going on, but people were silent," Villegas said. "We want people to call it out, so we don't find ourselves in a position as in this case where someone was shot and killed. It could have been prevented."

Citing an anonymous source, Fox 32 reported that Jennifer Hamilton was called to meet in the parking lot, which was considered a safe place.

Source: Chicago police; MEGA

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