By Rosemary Regina Sobol
11:05 AM CDT, July 9, 2013
The ex-boyfriend of a woman slain Monday afternoon on the West Side in front of her children has been arrested, police said.
No charges have been filed as of late this morning, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
Chicago police took the 28-year-old man into custody last night at the police station in west suburban Bellwood after the fatal shooting of Georgina Randell in the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue Monday afternoon, police said.
The victim's 7-year-old daughter identified the suspect to police after she saw him shooting her and then take off running southbound on Drake, police said. Randell's 4-year-old boy was also on the scene.
Bellwood police apprehended the suspect later that night and a weapon was recovered there, police said.
Randell, 30, who is the suspect's ex-girlfriend, had been shot multiple times, including two to her left arm, two to her left breast, and once to her left torso, police said. Randell was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m. Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said she was shot about 5:20 p.m.
A little before 8 p.m., police reported a barricade situation involving a murder suspect near where the woman was killed. Mirabelli said it was reported the suspect ran into the building on Drake after the shooting, but authorities later learned he had fled and was not inside the building.
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