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Suspect in custody in hit-and-run death of correctional officer

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
by HUNTER CLAUSS, LEEANN SHELTON AND LISA DONOVAN

A suspect was in custody in Wednesday night’s hit-and-run death of a popular Cook County correctional officer who was struck and killed as she walked to work at the Cook County Jail, sources said.


Nikkii Bostic-Jones, 37, was hit about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday as she crossed the street outside the jail on her way to work, officials said.

Bostic-Jones was thrown into the southbound lane, where she was hit by and pinned under a sheriff’s car, county sheriff officials said. Police had the possible make and model and a partial license plate number of the full-size van that hit her . Using data­bases, they located a similar van nearby, owned by a man who lives near the jail, source said.

Evidence on the van appeared to link it to the crash, sources said.

“They took a great person’s life,” her sister, Andrell Bostic, 28, said as tears welled in her eyes. “She’s all we had. It’s just not real.” 

The correctional officer died at Mount Sinai Hospital.



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