Maywood Police Charge Man Connected To 2020 Homicide

Thursday, March 18, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Maywood Police announced on Thursday that they’ve secured murder charges for a suspect in connection to a homicide that took place in September 2020.

Police said that the Maywood Investigations Unit “secured charges of First-Degree Murder and two additional charges of Attempted Murder for Kanye Hampton, age 18, of Chicago,” according to a press release.

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Kanye Hampton, who was recently charged with First-Degree Murder in connection to the homicide of Alejandre Cortes in 2020. | Courtesy Maywood Police Department 

Hampton is charged with the murder of Alejandra Cortes, 22, of Melrose Park. Cortes was gunned down on Sept. 4, 2020, while sitting in her vehicle with two other people on the 1900 block of West St. Charles Rd. in Maywood. Investigators said they do not believe that Cortes was the intended target. The investigation is still ongoing, police said.

Maywood Police are urging anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Investigations Unit at (708) 450-4471 ex. 4307. Community members wishing to anonymously assist with this search can do so by calling the Maywood Tip Line at (708) 450-1787.

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