WORTH, Ill. — A tragic incident unfolded in the Chicago suburb of Worth when a single mother of two was shot and killed while using an ATM. The suspects, believed to be connected to a series of armed robberies, were apprehended the following day.
The victim, Jonnie Angel Klein, 32, was at a Chase bank ATM in her hometown when she was accosted on Saturday afternoon. According to police, Klein was fatally shot during the brazen attack while withdrawing cash. Family members revealed that she had just finished work before heading to the ATM.
Tamara Jailynn Johnson, 22, and Jason Jerry Joseph Johnson, 23, were arrested by the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force in connection with the incident. It remains unclear if the two suspects are related. Both have been charged with first-degree murder and are believed to be linked to several recent armed robberies in the Chicagoland area and northwest Indiana.
Police Chief Timothy Denton stated that multiple firearms were recovered, including the weapon believed to have been used in the homicide. The investigation is ongoing.
Klein, a devoted single mother, not only cared for her 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter but also served as a caregiver for her ailing mother, who is battling cancer. A cousin described Klein as the “light of our family” and someone who always put others before herself.
Klein’s relatives have set up a GoFundMe page to assist with funeral costs and expenses. The page highlights Klein’s selflessness and dedication to her family, friends, and community.
The two suspects are scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing on Wednesday at the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview.