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Monday, 18 May 2009

Satan Disciples street gang and were “out hunting for some Latin Kings to kill’’

Joshua Wheaton, 22, of the 8900 block of South Richmond Avenue in Evergreen Park was charged with two counts of aggravated assault to a police officer with a firearm and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.Four men are expected in court later Monday charged in three separate police-involved shootings that occurred Sunday on the Southwest, Near West and South sides.Adam Hurtado, 21, of the 5900 block of South Fairfield Avenue, was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Mirabelli said. Wheaton is suspected of pointing a weapon at police and Hurtado is suspected of driving the vehicle they used during the early morning shooting in the 5400 block of South Homan Avenue, police said early Monday.On-duty officers witnessed a man firing a gun on the street about 2:20 a.m. Sunday, at which time Wheaton allegedly turned and pointed his weapon at responding officers, police said.An officer discharged his weapon, striking Wheaton. He was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital in "stable" condition, according to News Affairs. No other injuries were reported in the incident and a weapon was recovered on the scene, police said.
Police said early Monday that Hurtado and Wheaton allegedly admitted they are affiliated with the Satan Disciples street gang and were “out hunting for some Latin Kings to kill’’ when the incident occurred.The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating the shooting, spokesman Mark Payne said. Wentworth Area detectives are also investigating the Homan incident.In a separate incident on the Near West Side that occurred about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at 1409 S. Throop St., Samuel McClain allegedly pointed a gun at police and police officers fired at him, but did not strike him, police said. McClain, 29, of 1200 block of West 14th Street, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault to a police officer in the Throop incident, which is being investigated by Harrison Area detectives and the IPRA.
In a third unrelated police-involved shooting that occurred Sunday morning on the South Side, Derrick Carr was charged with allegedly pointing a .25 caliber weapon at an on-duty police officer at 8004 S. Union Ave., according to police.
The officer fired, but did not strike Carr, of 8000 block of South Emerald Avenue, according to police, who said Carr was arrested shortly after the incident at 11:12 a.m. at 8010 S. Union Ave. The shooting is being investigated by Calumet Area detectives and the IPRA.Exact charges against Carr were not immediately available.


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