The photograph that arrived on Detective Cpl. Michael Barnes’ desk was worth more than the proverbial thousand words.
On a muggy August night in 2010, a cabal of would-be robbers conspired to break into a northwest Indiana social club for the cash they thought they’d find. Before dawn, the six or more had killed two men, both innocent victims, but didn’t even steal enough cash to share with everyone, a witness told police.
Two men stand charged in a weekend crime spree in the Edgewater neighborhood, which left three people dead and a Chicago Police officer shot and wounded.