Mateo Zastro Wiki – Mateo Zastro Bio
Mateo Zastro was a Chicago boy who was fatally shot in the head over the weekend when his mother tried to flee a horrific fit of rage behind the wheel, police said.
Mateo Zastro was sitting next to his brothers in the back seat of his mother’s truck when a gunman opened fire around 8:30 p.m. Friday in the city’s West Lawn neighborhood.
Mateo Zastro died at the age of 3 years old.
Cause of Death
Police said the family had just left a shopping center when the boy’s mother confronted an unidentified driver, reported ABC7.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the confrontation.
Her mother tried to leave, but the suspect followed her and began firing “several shots” at her vehicle, according to police.
The boy was shot in the head and pronounced dead hours later at Christ Hospital.
His three brothers and his mother were not injured.
“That mother is still grieving. All she does is hold on to two dinosaurs… the baby’s favorite toy,” said Andrew Holmes, a community activist who spent hours with the grieving family over the weekend.
The boy was sitting next to his brothers in the back seat of his mother’s truck when a gunman opened fire, hitting him in the head.
Police said the boy’s mother had tried to flee after becoming involved in the standoff, but the suspect caught up with him and opened fire.
She is offering a $7,000 reward for information on the suspect responsible for Mateo’s murder.
“We can get these baby killers off the streets,” Holmes said.
Investigators are reviewing surveillance video in an attempt to track down the shooter, according to police.
They’re looking for a red Dodge Charger or a red Ford Mustang.
“Our promise to the boy’s family and the entire city is that we will not rest until those responsible for this senseless and cowardly act of violence are brought to justice,” District 8 Commander Bryan Spreyne said.
“To those responsible for taking this precious child’s life: do the right thing, the honorable thing, and turn yourself in.”
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The boy’s death comes just months after 5-month-old Cecilia Thomas was killed when she, too, was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting.
The baby was traveling with her father when a gunman opened fire on her car, according to police.