Latin Kings

Randy Ruiz and Jeremy Medina (Credit: Chicago Police)

Prosecutors: Gang Members Kill Man Who Claimed To Be Latin King

Even after Jimero Starling told a group Latin Kings that he also was in their gang, they still killed him, Cook County prosecutors said.



East Chicago Man Wants Murder Conviction Tossed

An East Chicago Imperial Gangsters member says his racketeering and murder conviction should be tossed partly because he thinks one of his jurors has ties to a rival gang.


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Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

Before his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.


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Gang Member Gets 25 Years For Double Homicide In Griffith

A Latin Kings street gang member will serve 25 years in prison in connection with his part in the double homicide outside a Griffith restaurant in February 2007.


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Family: Man Killed At Hot Dog Stand Was Leaving Gang Life

Jose Escobar’s family said his recent decision to black-out his Latin King gang tattoos showed he was serious about making a change.


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Latin Kings Behind SW Side Robberies, Police Say

Police are warning Southwest Side residents of a recent increase in robberies by Latin Kings gang members.


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More Police Departments Using Lawsuits To Target Gangs

With the street gang problem out of control in the Chicago area, more police departments are turning to the use of street gang lawsuits that allow them to prevent gang members from hanging out with each other.

CBS 2–06/06/2012

Diana Aguilar -- clutching a picture of her daughter Aliyah Shell, who was killed by gunfire over the weekend -- sits on her daughter's bed, surrounded by balloons, stuffed animals and photos of Aliyah. (Credit: CBS)

Mom Of Girl Killed On Front Porch: ‘They’re Not People, They’re Animals’

The mother of a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down in front of her Little Village home over the weekend said the two purported gang members charged with murder are “not people, they’re animals.”

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

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Chicago Gang Leader Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison

A Chicago gang leader who prosecutors say oversaw a sophisticated and brutal organization with at least 10,000 “soldiers” in Illinois — even while he was in prison — that beat, shot and extorted money from rivals was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in federal prison.


Geovanni Edmund Lopez, 22, of Lansing, is accused of supplying the assault rifle used in a 2009 triple murder. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Accused Of Supplying Assault Weapon Used In Triple Murder

Bond has been set at $2.5 million for a 22-year-old man charged with supplying the assault weapon used to kill three teenagers on the Southeast Side two years ago.


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Ex-Chicago Cop Pleads Guilty To Aiding Latin Kings Gang

A former Chicago Police Officer has admitted that he helped a greet gang steal drugs, cash and weapons, prosecutors announced on Friday


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Chicago Cops Ordered Held Without Bond In Drug Shakedowns

A federal judge in Hammond, Ind., has denied bond for two Chicago Police officers accused of using their badges and uniforms to help drug dealers steal money, drugs and guns.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

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Chicago Cops Among Those Indicted In Drug Shakedowns

A federal prosecutor says 19 people, including Latin Kings gang members, a Chicago police officer and former officer, have been indicted on charges of conspiring to operate a violent criminal enterprise that stretched from northwest Indiana to Texas and into Mexico.


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

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


Antonio Bucio, 22, is accusing of firing into an Avondale crowd and injuring two small girls. (Chicago Police Dept.)

No Bond For Alleged Gang Member Charged In Shooting Of 2 Girls

When Antonio Bucio allegedly pointed a .45-caliber handgun into a Northwest Side park and squeezed the trigger last week, his gang’s biggest rival was the Latin Kings.


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High-Ranking Latin Kings Leaders Convicted

Prosecutors are hailing the conviction of the alleged top leader of the Chicago-based Latin Kings as a blow to one of the nation’s most powerful street gangs.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2011

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Gang Members Will Plead To Racketeering

Two Latin Kings gang members will plead guilty to one count of racketeering, with one of them accepting responsibility for two 2007 shooting deaths in Griffith, Ind.


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3 Shot At West Town Gas Station

CHICAGO (STMW) – Three males were shot at a gas station early Saturday in the West Town neighborhood. About 12:25 a.m., three males were shot in the 1900 block of West Division Street, police News […]