Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Outside Suburban Mall

A Chicago man was charged Tuesday in connection with a shooting outside a suburban mall that killed a woman and wounded a girl on Saturday evening, authorities said.

Honorio Perez, 49, was charged with first degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, North Riverside police said in a statement.

Perez, of the 2500 block of South Trumbull Avenue, was taken into custody without incident on Tuesday, officials said. 

Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the southwest parking lot of North Riverside Park Mall, located at 7501 W. Cermak Rd., at around 5:46 p.m., according to North Riverside police.

Maria Ruiz, 42, and a juvenile girl, whose exact age was not immediately available, were found with gunshot wounds and taken to Loyola Hospital.

Ruiz, of the 2200 block of South Sawyer in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Authorities said Perez fled the scene before officers arrived to find Ruiz inside her vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds to her body. 

Officers determined Saturday that the incident was "isolated and domestic in nature," North Riverside Deputy Police Chief Christian Ehrenberg said in a statement, though the relationship of the victims and the gunman was not known.

A GoFundMe page created by Ruiz's son Jose has already raised over $26,000 to help pay for funeral expenses. 

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