Guadalupe Francisco-Martinez Death – 22-year-old Marcel Oliver has been charged with first degree murder in the death of 37-year-old Martinez who died after the Oliver ran into her vehicle during police chase.
Chicago police said, Oliver has been charged with one felony count each of first degree murder, vehicular hijacking, possessing a stolen vehicle and failure to report an accident causing injury.
Oliver is also faced with three felony counts of aggravated fleeing causing injury.
According to report, Oliver was driving a dark-colored Jeep around 8:15 p.m. near 115th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue when authorities tried to curb the vehicle after learning it was possibly wanted for several crimes in the nearby suburbs.
Oliver noticed he police were coming after him and took off, leading police on a chase into Irving Park on the Northwest Side.
He crashed the Jeep near Irving Park Road and Keystone Avenue and ran to a nearby gas station, where he stole an idling 2016 Nissan SUV at 9:54 p.m., police said. He left the gas station and took off east on Irving Park Road with police in pursuit.
While chasing the Nissan with their sirens activated, a marked squad car slammed into a Ford Explorer traveling north on Ashland Avenue, police said. The driver, a 37-year-old woman, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she died.