A Downers Grove man was charged this afternoon with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 61-year-old Yvonne Zaky Bassaly, 61.
Michael Zaky Bassaly, 27, is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday morning at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton.
Yvonne Zaky Bassaly was found shot at 1 a.m. Thursday in the parking lot of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church , 455 79th St., Burr Ridge. Her son had called 911 to report the shooting.
Investigators were trying to figure out a possible relationship between the victim and the suspect, said Deputy Police Chief Marc Loftus. She was found inside a silver Cadillac. She was pronounced dead at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital at 1:42 a.m., Loftus said. He called the shooting an “isolated incident,” and said village residents have no reason to fear for their safety.