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Brother and sister charged with fatally shooting 18-year-old woman in carjacking in Oak Park – NBC Chicago

A brother and sister are accused of fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a carjacking and robbery in Oak Park last month.

Kenneth Elliot, 21, and Adrianna Vanzant, 17, both of Chicago, are each charged with first-degree murder in the June 22 shooting of Jailyn Logan-Bledsoe, according to officials in the Village of Oak Park.

The two approached Logan-Bledsoe from behind and opened fire around 1:50 a.m. June 22 at a gas station at 100 Chicago Ave., officials said. They took items from Logan-Bledsoe before Vanzant drove off in Logan-Bledsoe’s Chrysler and Elliot fled in another car.

Officers found Logan-Bledsoe at the gas station with a gunshot wound to the head, officials said. She later died in a hospital.

Logan-Bledsoe’s car was later recovered from the 200 block of North Kilbourn Avenue in Chicago, officials said.

Elliot and Vanzant were arrested Thursday in Chicago, officials said. The two were due to appear in bond court on Friday.

Logan-Bledsoe graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School and was a community activist. She was a member of the Revolutionary Oak Park Youth Action League, a student-run group.

“She cared deeply about her community,” the group wrote on its Facebook page, adding that Logan-Bledsoe was a “brilliant young leader.”

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