Police Seize Guns And Cash From Gang Member’s Suburban Home

BROOKFIELD, Ill. (STMW) – Police seized guns and $1,700 last month from a self-admitted Latin King gang member at his west suburban Brookfield home, police said.

Riverside police and a west suburban task force executed a search warrant July 8 at the Brookfield home of a 22-year-old self-admitted Latin King gang member, according to a release from Riverside police.

He was taken into custody and officers recovered a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun, 22-caliber H revolver and $1,700 in cash, the release said.

He told police that he’d been in the gang since he was 16 years old and sold drugs in the west suburban area, including Riverside, Lyons, Summit, North Riverside and Brookfield.

No charges have been filed, pending an ongoing investigation.

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  • Centurion

    So far, sounds like illegal search and seizure. BUT, if the alleged gangmember is also a convicted felon….he has no legal right to be in possession of firearms.

    • VIP, Cook County

      You’re an idiot.

  • Roberta Waker

    There is no more illegal “search”. The police pretty much can search anyone or anywhere thanks to a recent court decision granting them very liberal rights to searches. Don’t know why he hasn’t beenn charged. If he has a record he shouldn’t own any firearms, which probably aren’t registered anyway. If they can’t make a case, he will be free and the prosecutors and police will look like fools. Let’s hope this isn’t the case and he will be charged and convicted.

  • Border Agent 69

    There goes the neighborhood everybody needs to move now.Business must be good a 22 yr old banger living in Brookfield did he own the own the house they should take it from him.I bet he had his FOID CARD and them guns are registered to him and he also probably did Chicago safety course too.Lock this prick up throw away the key they probably haven’t pressed charges yet waiting on ballistic tests to come back maybe he got the guns from his cousins in Mexico from the fast and furious program ran by Obama and Holder.Don’t let him out he flee the country.Lock the Border and start Deporting this animals.

    • NWA

      Ok, but how do you deport an America citizen? Under the Fourteenth Amendment if you are born here you cannot be deported. Latin Kings are mainly Puerto Rican. U.S. citizens! What!


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