Chinatown shooting: Crime Stoppers distributes flyers, $15,000 reward offered for information on Jennifer Medrano’s death

CHICAGO (WLS) — Crime Stoppers distributed flyers in Chinatown on Friday to help publicize a $15,000 reward offered in a shooting that killed a 24-year-old woman.

They said community help really makes a difference in solving homicides, and with such a clear photo of the person of interest, there is hope that justice will be served for Jennifer Medrano.

It has been nearly a month since Medrano was shot and killed in Chinatown. Chicago police say she was caught in the crossfire on July 1 near the 2200 block of South Wentworth when two men argued and began shooting at each other.

Now Crime Stoppers is trying to help the police find a wanted man as a person of interest.

“We’re asking the community to contact us and tell us who this person is,” Cook County Crime Stoppers President George McDade said. “We don’t know want to know your name.”

One of the gunmen, 38, was taken to hospital in critical condition. Chicago police shared surveillance of the other fugitive suspect.

Crime Stoppers believe that this type of evidence along with a close-up photo of the man should be enough to lead to an arrest.

In the meantime, the Medrano family said they are still struggling to come to terms with Jennifer’s death.

The community rallies around them and hopes for an end to these crimes.

“I think what I’m hearing is grief,” McDade said. “A young woman who is in her time of life going out to have fun and it’s all taken away from her because someone had a gun.”

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest should call Cook County Crime Stoppers or the Chicago Police Department. You can remain anonymous.

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Mark M. Gagnon