Teen Kills News Station Security Guard at the Gas Pump

A Chicago teenager was recently arrested for allegedly killing a news station security guard while refueling her car.

On Wednesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that an unidentified 17-year-old was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder.

Police said in a press release that about 20 minutes before the 17-year-old was taken into custody, he “involved in the homicide of a 35-year-old female victim in the block 6700 of S. Jeffrey (3rd District).”

“The offender fled the scene but was located by responding officers, at which point he was taken into custody and charged accordingly,” the press release added.

On Tuesday, WGN-TV in Chicago confirmed that the 35-year-old female victim who was killed in the incident was one of the news station’s security guards, identified as Salena Claybourne.

“With great sadness, WGN mourns the death of our security guard, Salena Claybourne, who was fatally shot Monday in the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood of Chicago,” WGN-TV wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. “Mrs Claybourne was the mother of 2 daughters.”

According to WGN-TV, Claybourne was at a gas station near the 6700 block of S. Jeffrey after his security shift ended March 7. While she was at the gas station, a black vehicle pulled up next to Claybourne and fired several shots at her. Claybourne was shot in the shoulder and in the face, WGN-TV reported.

“WGN is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends,” WGN-TV said in a March 8 post.

Speaking with WGN-TV the same day, Claybourne’s mother, Donna, said, “Somebody’s got to do something. Please help. Please help.”

“Can someone find a way to stop the violence. What is the answer ? How many more children will die for no reason? Claybourne’s mother added, according to WGN-TV.

Newsweek contacted WGN-TV for further comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

After Claybourne’s death, Donna set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for her “come home”.

“My name is Donna and I just lost my baby girl. My daughter was a beautiful person inside and out and could put a smile on anyone’s face. She also has two daughters aged 15 and 14 who are in mourning. . We just found out she had no insurance,” the GoFundMe page said. “Please help my family and I’m giving her the ride home she deserves. The rest of these funds will go to her daughters. Please help us through this very difficult time. “

The Chicago Police Department led Newsweek has a recent tweet from Police Commissioner David O. Brownwho said, “I want to salute the quick action and great work of 3rd District Officers and @Area1Detectives.”

The Chicago Police Department recently arrested a 17-year-old man for the murder of a news station security guard. Above, a Chicago Police decal on a Chicago Police vehicle is displayed at the 112th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 2020.
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