Gang Members Indicted For Shooting At Man In Front Of School Bus

PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. (STMW) – Two northwest suburban gang members were indicted Thursday on charges alleging they beat and shot at a man in plain view of students getting off a school bus last month.

Carlos Teran, 20, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action, while Michael Bahena, 19, was charged with mob action for the Feb. 16 incident. A 15-year-old boy was also charged with mob action.

Police said all three are gang members.

On Thursday, both Teran and Bahena were indicted and an arraignment date was set for March 30, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Just after 3 p.m. on Feb. 19, Prospect Height police were called to the 600 block of Piper Lane for shots fired and numerous people fighting. Officers from Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect and Wheeling responded.
By the time officers arrived, the offenders had fled, but witnesses said three young men were beating another man and several gunshots had been heard. A nearby school bus was discharging students, and they, along with several parents, witnessed the shooting, a release from police said.

The victim told police three offenders had flashed gang signs as they entered the development complex. When one said he didn’t belong to a gang, the three threw a beer can into his car and began to hit the victim.

He freed himself and was able to drive away, when one of the offenders fired shots at the victim’s vehicle. The victims and witnesses provided a description of the offenders.

Police searched the complex and found the three, who were arrested after a short foot pursuit. The gun was recovered at the scene, the release said.

Teran was ordered held on $35,000 bond on Feb. 17, while Bahena was ordered held on $20,000 at the Rolling Meadows courthouse.

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  • Juanita

    The young men is aware that nothing will happen to them , they go to jail, make bond , eat and have a place to sleep and start all over again. They believe that they got away with something, they get time after maybe the fifth offence.We take of them so be it. everyone else don’t matter. But the law is aware too.

  • Juanita

    We take care of them, they feel as though they don’t have to be held accountable, and the law enforcement don’t care because it’s not their family members (innocent) getting killed.

  • Mary mitchell

    We should not call these people
    gangmembers !
    I prefer , friends of color !

    • Decimus Maximus

      That’s a very good comment mary

  • Jeff

    Why can’t they ever mention what gang they are in? Do they deserve protection or something? Hell, we already got rid of the death penalty, so they really have nothing to fear now a days. Food, shelter and friends….that will teach them a lesson. Well played !

    • CM

      PIPER LANE, Prospect Heights, Illinois SPANISH GANGSTER DISCIPLES are the ones that live in this area.
      I could be wrong but I lived by there about 18 years ago and by the looks of it they are still up to no good there. To get rid of that problem in the suburbs is to knock down apartment buildings that is where garbage start gangs in the suburbs.

      • Jose

        The Mexican Gangster Diciples are a bunch of stupid a$$ Mexican pu$$y wannabe’s.

  • joe

    Why is it always the brothers?

  • Bill T.

    What the hell are these idiots immigration status?

  • Mary Mitchell - You're Not Funny

    You know, the whole “Mary Mitchell” doppelganger bit could have been a really good idea if it wasn’t wasted by the author who just seems to have not one iota of comedic talent in him/her.
    Just because you throw in a couple of “ya’s” and “you go girls” doesn’t make it funny. You just come off sounding like a racist buffoon.
    Please do us all a favor and just STOP!

  • Bill - Tea Pary Nut or Illegal in Disguise?

    I want to see Bill T’s birth certificate.

    You ever heard the phrase “the person who smelled it, dealt it”.

    Since he makes the same comment after every article involving a spanish surname, I surmise that he doesn’t belong in this country. A ruse to hide behind the fact that he’s an illegal (perhaps even a dangerous one).

    Cough them up Bill. Let’s see your birth certificate right now!!!

    • Anglo-Saxon

      I agree with Bill. It’s getting a little tiring reading these stories about stupid a$$ Mexicans committing so many crimes. Their immigration status is a very relevant issue considering there are 10 million illegals in this country. Illegal means every single one of them have the status of “criminal”. Your comment shows you are probably illegal, or maybe you just like the criminals. Every ugly-a$$ Mexican that is arrested should be asked the question, “What the hell is your immigration status?”

  • Wannabe

    Yeah Mary MItchell – give it a rest. You $uck.

  • Sarah

    The answer to that is NO.They are born stupid and only get stupider as they age.

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