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Woman, 19, Charged In Gang-Related Slaying

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CHICAGO (STMW) - A young woman has been charged with the gang-related murder of man Thursday evening near his East Chicago neighborhood home.

Jacqueline Helm, 19, of the 10600 Block of South Ewing Avenue, was charged with murder for the killing of a 32-year-old man identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Julian Montejano, according to a police News Affairs release.

Montejano was shot through the chest about 6:25 p.m. in the 10500 block of South Hoxie Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Phillip Armstrong said.

Montejano, of 10809 S. Hoxie Ave., was pronounced dead at an unidentified time at Advocate Trinity Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Friday determined Montejano died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

Helm is alleged to have taken part in a large gang fight between rivals, when she produced a handgun and shot the victim in the chest, the release said.

Helm fled the scene, but was apprehended hours later by Calumet Area Gang Enforcement Officers. Helm was positively identified in a police line-up and subsequently charged, the release said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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