Crime

Palos Park Man Kills 1, Injures Another in Attempted Home Invasion

A south suburban homeowner shot and killed an intruder who had broken into his home. The incident happened in Palos Park — now, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department says the homeowner is a legal gun owner. He killed one man, and shot and wounded another when they attempted…

2 Suspects at Large in Crime-Spree that Left 1 Dead, Several Wounded

CHICAGO — Police are on the lookout for two men who are armed and extremely dangerous and responsible for a five-part crime spree that began early this morning on the far Southside. At 7:24 a.m., the two suspects carjacked a 27-year-old Chicago man and shot him once in the leg. He survived and was transported…

4 Young Thugs Charged in Robbery, Stabbing of Woman in Garfield Ridge

Faustino Perez, 21 (left), Erik Solano, 19, Vanessa Gomez, 18 (right) and a 17-year-old boy (not pictured) are charged in a Saturday, June 4, 2016, robbery and stabbing. (Chicago police photos ) Four people have been charged with attempted murder and robbery in an attack over the weekend in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood that left…

Chicago Police Kill Armed Bank Robbery Suspect in Archer Heights

A suspect in a weekend bank robbery was shot and killed by Chicago police after he robbed another bank on the Southwest Side Monday morning and pointed a gun at pursuing police, authorities said. Chicago Lawn District officers responded to a holdup alarm at Byline Bank at 4970 S. Archer Avenue just after 10:30 a.m.…

Ambush at Arizona Wal-Mart Leaves offender dead, 2 officers wounded

Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Wal-Mart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said. Mitchell Oakley, 24, was killed after opening fire at officers who were responding to a call about a trespasser, Chandler police said. A Wal-Mart employee recognized Oakley as…

Over 8,000 Violent Fugitives Arrested in Nationwide Operation

The Justice Dept says more than 8,000 violent fugitives were arrested across the U.S. during a six-week operation. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and the U.S. Marshals Service announced the results Wednesday of an initiative known as Operation Violence Reduction 12. Yates calls the effort “targeted and focused” and says it focused on a dozen…

Armed Clerk Shoots 2 robbers at Chicago cellphone store

An employee at a Far South Side cellphone retailer shot two would-be robbers late Wednesday morning, at least the second time in a week a worker has shot two robbery suspects at a Chicago business, according to police and store officials. Two men drew handguns as they entered a cell phone store, 2051 E. 95th…

4 Black Teens in Custody in Alleged Gang Rape at NYC playground

Four teenagers have been taken into police custody in connection with an alleged group rape of an 18-year-old woman at a Brooklyn playground. Police said Sunday two teens surrendered and two were apprehended. Charges are pending against a 14-year-old, 17-year-old and two 15-year-olds. A fifth suspect is still being sought. New York City Mayor Bill…

Mexican President says ‘El Chapo’ Captured

Mexican forces escorted notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman out of an armored vehicle and into a helicopter late Friday night following his arrest after months on the run. Mexican security forces trying to capture notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in Sinaloa encountered heavy gunfire that led to the deaths of various…

Bridgeview Shooter Identified, She is a Cook County Correctional Officer

The Bridgeview shooter has been identified as Erika Aguirre, 28, is a Cook County correctional officer from Berwyn; she killed herself after critically injuring a 52-year-old man and his 27-year-old daughter in a Bridgeview home invasion early Monday morning. The Reason the attack took place was because of an ongoing dispute between Aguirre and the…

Feds: King Rudy is Cartel’s Chicago Gang Middleman

If only King Rudy Acosta had stayed in his famous but ugly castle on the Northwest Side and played the role of gangsta rap producer, working with stars such as Kanye West. Then he wouldn’t be looking at “10 years, maybe more,” federal prosecutors said Friday, describing him in federal court as a middleman between…

Chicago Man Licensed to Carry a Gun, Shot and Killed a Robbery Suspect

Police say charges are unlikely against a licensed concealed-carry gun owner who shot and killed a robbery suspect after he threatened a worker with what turned out to be a paint gun in Gage Park on the Southwest Side over the weekend. “The Chicago Police Department is wrapping up its investigation and charges do not…

Gulf Cartel Leader, Ciclon 7, Captured Near Texas Border

Mexican troops arrested one of the top leaders within the Gulf Cartel structure. The man, known as El Orejon, or Ciclon 7, is the current leader of the Ciclones faction which is in control of this border city. While Mexican authorities have not released any official information not details on the case, Breitbart Texas has…

Laced Heroin May Be to Blame for 74 Overdoses in 72 Hours in Chicago

By Friday afternoon, 14 people had been rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago in the previous 24 hours to be treated for heroin overdoses, some with the needles still stuck in their arm, according to hospital officials. In all, nearly 75 people have overdosed in Chicago since Tuesday afternoon from dangerous batches of narcotics,…

St. Louis Boy, 11, kills 16 year old Home Invader?

Police believe an 11 year old boy fatally shot a 16 year old boy who was trying to break into the child’s house Thursday, but some in the neighborhood question the circumstances of the shooting. At least two witnesses say the younger boy was the aggressor. What appears clear is that 11-year-old shot the teen…