Araceli Diaz Little Village robbery: Chicago woman arrested using non concealed gun to shoot teen who tried stealing dog she’d come to sell.
A 14 year old teenage girl is recovering in hospital after having been shot in the chest while trying to steal a woman’s dog in Chicago’s Little Village district.
Chicago Police in a press release said the shooting occurred after the unidentified minor had gone to meet Araceli Diaz, 21, of Maywood around 5.45pm in the 2300 block of South Drake Avenue, Friday in regards to the sale of a dog.
When Diaz communicated that the price for the animal would be $800, the girl reportedly brandished a pellet gun, The Chicago Tribune reports.
Diaz in turn pulled out a handgun and reportedly shot the girl in the chest.
Chicago Police Officer Jose Jara told Fox 32: ‘We’re not sure where they met initially or how they communicated, but all we do know is that the 14-year-old did show up with other intentions and she pulled out a BB gun.’
Diaz fled the scene in a white Cadillac before authorities tracked her down at her home with the help of surveillance video.
Officers collected a loaded Glock handgun and a magazine in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
The Chicago Police Department says that while Diaz has a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card to posses a weapon, she did not have a concealed carry license.
Diaz was taken into police custody in the town of Cicero around 6.46pm and was charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
She was not charged in the shooting because it is being considered self-defense.
Diaz’s bond was set at $5,000 and she appeared in court on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the teenager was transported to Stroger Hospital to treat her gunshot wounds and was subsequently arrested on Saturday.
She has been charged with attempted armed robbery and will appear in juvenile court on December 9.