Alleged Drug-Trafficker Due In Court On 4 New Murder Charges

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 36-year-old Little Village neighborhood man is set to appear for a bond hearing Thursday, as the list grows of the people he allegedly killed.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Raul Segura-Rodriguez is set to appear for a noon bond hearing in Violence Court (Br. 66) at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse. He is already being held at the Cook County Jail in connection with two murders in the Edgewater neighborhood back in February.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Segura-Rodriguez is now charged with four more murders. He allegedly shot and killed four people in a garage in 6100 block of South Kildare Avenue on Sept. 2, 2010, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokesman Andy Conklin said.

Police said the victims were found bound and shot in the head in the garage.

Officials believe Segura-Rodriguez was part of a drug-trafficking crew, and also robbed and killed potential buyers.

The Edgewater incident precipitated a crime spree that led to another suspect being shot and killed by police, and a police officer being shot and wounded.

It began when gang investigators on the evening of Feb. 26 found several people running from a building in the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue. Inside, two men – Joel Diaz, 33, and Ramito Mendoza, 37 – were dead, and a third man was critically injured. The victims’ throats had been slit and duct tape was restraining them.

Then-police Supt. Jody Weis said the suspects fled in a vehicle, ramming a police car. They fired at police, injuring the officer near the intersection of Broadway and Thorndale Avenue.

After a chase, police stopped the vehicle and fatally shot and killed a suspect, Arturo Ibarra, 37, police said. The final shootout scene was at Greenview and Devon avenues, less than a mile from where the officer was hurt.

Authorities say the 39-year-old police officer who was shot is a member of the Gang Investigations Unit.

Segura-Rodriguez, of the 3000 block of South Keeler Avenue, was charged in that case with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of home invasion with a firearm, and one count of aggravated fleeing with bodily injury. Augustin Toscano, 29, of the 2100 block of West Cullerton Street, was charged with the same counts.

Segura-Rodriguez was also charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm, while Toscano was also charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer. Bond was denied for both suspects the week after the crime spree.

In February, police said the suspects in the Edgewater case are believed to have been involved in at least 10 other killings on the South Side — including the quadruple slaying in September which Segura-Rodriguez is now charged with, a triple murder in May and a triple murder in April.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • dan

    Looks like raul is all teary eyed because he got caught. Some mexicali in the pen is gonna put a shank in his azz

  • behemoth

    set to appear for a bond???this is a joke right??he will be in South America in next 12 hr..and no one can find him…

  • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

    That Little Village neighborhood is a nasty ass sesspool. Mostly sh!t illegal Mexicans like this idiot. INS should start raiding the entire neighborhood and rid this city of a major sh!t stain on the city. Low life illegal Mexicans.

    • Jose

      I agree Enrico, that neighborhood stinks of Mexican. I avoid it whenever possible.

    • Carlos Hernandez Gonzalez

      I’m with you Mr. Sanchito, that whole area is a haven for criminals. The illegal stink ass Mexicans are the majority of the people living there. What do we pay INS for any way?

  • pu-c racist Biatches

    INS should rid of all immigrants including their kids… YES i also mean the caucasians who have have come here several generations ago…afterall, we’re all imigrants

    • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

      @PU, Are you really that dumb? There is no comparison between a sh!t Mexican walking across the border to suck off of the American resources, and someone who comes here utilizing the proper procedures. An illegal alien is not an immigrant. An immigrant is like someone you invite over for dinner. An illegal alien is like a burglar that breaks into your house in the middle of the night. One is welcomed and wanted and the other is not. I’m sure this will clear things up for you, since you didn’t know the difference.


        Its people like you (racists) that entice minorities to rebel and lash out irrationally. IF you’re one of those typical white southern christian repuplicans, Then you should not hate man and instead try to help em. But then again those type of people are ignorant in the fact that they consider all illegal immagrants mexican…what an idiot, there’s plenty of central and south american people that illegally migrate here. Lets not even start with all the German, Polish, Irish illegals… thats why I know this fool is racist….

  • Liver alone cheese mine

    @Enrico…thats your personal opinion and really holds no substance…Its all racist BS… Whats fact is… You’re a racist !!! I know plenty of good Mexicans who have migrated to this country SOME have not complied to your “Procedures” but have paid into your Tax system plenty and have not reaped the benefits of returns. IM SURE YOU DONT UNDERSTAND what this means cause you must be an idiot… means more money for your government. Also, I know plenty of Mexicans who have come to this country “IIllegally” who probably have much more money than your silly azz.

  • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

    @HaHa and Liver, First of all, you need to put away your crybaby racist card. We all have seen it before. There aren’t any good illegal Mexicans. Anyone with the status, illegal, is a criminal. Who they are personally, is irrelevant. There is a proper procedure for people to immigrate here. The purpose of those laws, is to keep people from overwhelming our system by coming in larger numbers than the system can handle. Look at the unemployment numbers. Look at how overwhelmed our schools are. Look at how much free medical these illegal Mexicans can get here. All of these problems would be minimal if all illegal immigrants and their kids were sent back to Mexico to get in line with the law abiding Mexican people who I welcome to immigrate here to prosper. Illegal Mexicans are the only out of control problem, not Europeans or anyone else. Remember, we’re talking about millions, not thousands.

    • NIZZER

      Excellent points

    • Jose Martinez Gonzalez Valesquez

      @Enrico, WOW, That is really deep. I don’t think I have ever heard such a profound explanation of Illegal immigration and the problems that come with it. You are truly a scholar, keep up the excellent posts. You Rock !

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