TEEN CHARGED IN FATAL RUZICH MURDER

by James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

August 27, 2021

CHICAGO — According to Chicago police, a 17-year-old male has been charged with the murder of a 70-year-old woman.  On August 16, a shooting occurred in the 13300 block of South Baltimore in Hegewisch.

The gunmen made pulled up behind Yvonne Ruzich, who was sitting in her car at 4:25 a.m., talking to her stepson in another car while waiting for her boss to open the deli where she worked.

The two teenagers, including the 17-year-old charged, approached from behind and began shooting without warning.  Ruzich attempted to drive away, but lost control and collided with a street sign about a block south.

The two assailants pursued Ruzich and brutally shot her five more times.  The juvenile is charged with one count of first-degree murder.