Girl, 14, is shot in the chest after ‘pulling out a pellet gun and trying to steal a woman’s dog’ in Chicago
- A 14-year-old girl was shot in the chest after allegedly pulling a pellet gun on a woman and trying to steal her dog
- Araceli Diaz, 21, was meeting with the girl in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday to sell the animal
- Authorities say the girl drew a pellet gun, hit Diaz on the head with it and tried to take the dog without paying for it
- Diaz then shot the girl in the chest and fled the scene before emergency crews arrived
- Diaz was arrested on Friday for one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon
- The girl, who was treated for a gunshot wound, was charged with attempted robbery
Araceli Diaz (pictured) was arrested on Friday and charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon
A teenage girl was shot in the chest on Friday night in Chicago after she tried to steal a woman’s dog, authorities say.
The Chicago Police Department said in a press release that the unidentified minor was meeting with Araceli Diaz, 21, around 5.45pm in the 2300 block of South Drake Avenue to ‘conduct a sale.’
When Diaz communicated that the price for the animal would be $800, the girl reportedly brandished a pellet gun, The Chicago Tribune reports.
She then allegedly ordered Diaz to the ground, hit her over the head with the pellet gun and tried to take the dog without paying for it.
The Chicago Police Department says the incident between Diaz and the teenage girl took place in the 2300 block of South Drake Avenue
That’s when Diaz 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 unlawful use of a weapon.
Pictured: a portion of the press release provided by the Chicago Police Department listing the charges against Diaz and the 14-year-old girl
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.