Chicagoâ€™s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying.
â€œThe community refused to stay silent and provided us with vital information that culminated in the arrest of these three offenders,â€ McCarthy told reporters Friday afternoon at police headquarters. A fourth suspect was charged later.
Police allege the four â€“ all members of the Sircon City faction of the Gangster Disciples street gang â€“ were riding in two cars that afternoon looking to shootmembers of the Pocket Town, a rival GD faction. In the 1200 block of East 71st Street, they spotted two men they believed were rivals, police said.
According to McCarthy, the alleged gunman, Derrick Allmon, 19, got out of one car, walked over to the other and talked to Jabari Williams, 22, who handed Allmon a handgun and told him to shoot the two.