Nursing student fatally shot in convenience store; mother arrested at hospital
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Jaya Beemon

UPDATE 12:57 p.m. CT:

Jaya Beemon's mother Nyisha Beemon was arrested at University of Chicago Hospital and charged with two misdemeanors, battery and resisting an officer. Chicago police say she pushed and kicked an officer. She spent the night in jail, and bonded out shortly after midnight.

“The Chicago police and the University of Chicago police handled us so inhumane," said Nyisha Beemon. "I passed out when I saw my baby and they drug me out the hospital like a dog."

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via WGN:

CHICAGO (WGN) -- The Cook County medical examiner's office identified a woman fatally shot in a convenience store on the South Side as 18-year-old Jaya Beemon, a nursing student at Malcolm X College.

Beemon was one of five people shot inside Ali's Minimart on 79th and Avalon around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said three men approached the convenience store and began firing into the market from outside. In total, 20 rounds were reportedly fired into the store. Beemon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four others, including two teen girls and a 19-year-old boy, were transported in critical condition to various hospitals. Police later said the 19-year-old and one of the teen girls were upgraded to good condition.

A 63-year-old man was also shot and transported in fair condition.

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