By JEFF MAYES
Homicide Watch Chicago
The victims ranged in age from 3 years old to 78. Several of them were teenagers, while three of them were in their 60s or older. Six of them died on Father’s Day, including the toddler who was allegedly beaten to death by her father; and an elderly couple allegedly beaten to death by their sons.
And as Chicago’s homicide total hit 300 for the year with the final murder of the week, there were fatal shootings on the South, Southwest and West sides, and even downtown in the Streeterville neighborhood.
Father’s Day was especially bloody.
It started with the killing of a 3-year-old Jazebel Aleman early Sunday in her Little Village neighborhood home on the Southwest Side.
Two days later, her father, 26-year-old Eduardo Aleman, was charged with first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police and Cook County prosecutors.
Officers responded about 1:10 a.m. to reports of the toddler not breathing in an apartment in the 2500 block of South Homan, police said. Jazebel was pronounced dead at the scene minutes later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.