Monday, April 04, 2016

SUNDAY: Police Radio Captures Sound Of Gunfire Near Addison & Lake Shore Drive (AUDIO)

A Chicago police officer who was handling a routine matter in the 3600 block of N. Recreation Drive early Sunday morning witnessed shots being fired from a vehicle on nearby Lake Shore Drive—and two of the gunshots were transmitted on the officer’s emergency radio call of “shots fired.”

The officer reported that multiple shots were fired from a black SUV in the northbound lanes of Inner Lake Shore Drive near Addison Street at 4:17AM. The vehicle turned west on Grace Street and disappeared before the officer was able to cross over from the park.

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Officer: “Shots fired… [Gunshot]…[Gunshot]…Hold on a second.”
Dispatcher: “All right units. 22-Robert’s on a stop at 3600 Rec Drive and can hear shots fired”
The Rec Drive area and nearby lakefront are popular after-dark hangouts for members of several gangs. CWB Chicago has documented large swaths of gang tags along the Lakeview seawall over the past two years.

Two people were shot during a gang-related conflict near the tennis courts at 3600 N. Recreation Drive in July 2014.

Sentencing In Rec Drive Melee

Amaya (Illinois Dept of Corrections
Here's a remarkable coincidence.

A 20-year-old man from the Austin neighborhood has just received a 2-year prison sentence for possessing a loaded handgun during a melee near the baseball fields at 3700 N. Recreation Drive last summer.

Jesus Amaya pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Seven other weapons-related charges were dropped in the plea deal.

Three other men were also charged in the case that witnesses said involved a man with a gun and people fighting on the lakefront rocks and the tennis courts along Rec Drive.

One caller reported that a man put a gun to his face and took his wallet near the landmark clock tower. Others reported that a man was shooting bottles that were being thrown into the air. At least one car window was shattered.

Officers recovered one firearm and rounded up several offenders, but up to 15 others—including one who was allegedly armed with a second gun—escaped on foot and by vehicle.
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15 comments:

  1. Sadly a 2 year sentence for a gang banger caught with an illegal gun is a stiff sentence in Crook county.

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  2. "Jesus Amaya pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Seven other weapons-related charges were dropped in the plea deal."

    And there's the problem, right there. A gang-banger committing a gun crime is allowed to plead out to ONE charge out of eight. He'll be out in 6 months instead of being locked away for 10 years. Disgusting. This is only going to get worse under Foxx.

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  3. Anita Alvarez has really helped put the banger away. Drop 7 other charges and accepts a 2 year deal?

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  4. I'm scared to live in Lakeview any longer.
    Actually, I'm scared to live in Chicago any longer.

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  5. Why were 7 other counts not charged to the offender ? ? ? I guess Anita is cleaning out her office.

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  6. You think Alvarez was bad, wait until you get a load of Foxx's act. You will wish Alvarez was still there.

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    1. THAT is 100% true.
      A Foxx / Preckwinkle mandate is a guarantee that Chicago follows Detroit's lead.

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  7. Would anyone like to buy my condo at 3600 N. Lake Shore Drive?

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    1. $45K final offer. If it gets worse, I can just rent it out for heated storage.

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    2. Just sold mine in the 2800 block of N Burling and got a great condo in Will County. No more inflated city and county taxes. The tax rate is down for food and clothing, the gas prices are great and we can go to Indiana in about 15 mins where the taxes are even lower. I think the shooting, burglary, battery and killing rate are just a fraction of what we put up in Lake View. Thanks Tom for having our back and "Looking Into Things". LOL

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  8. All of parkland, From Belmont up to Foster is the best in the city. A fantastic resource - way better than the tacky Maggie Daley area downtown.
    THANKS so much Tiny Tim and Mr Social Work for just watching as it slips away. Nice job. A world class asset, a 'gift' to this city from those who came before us... turning into a shitheap while you guys sit on your thumbs.
    Honestly THAT should be a crime too.

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    1. And you can't believe all the garbage and empty bottles all over the place.

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  9. A few weeks ago there were seven shots fired around the same area.

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  10. I hear gunshots @ 3600 often. And, I've even found shell casing around the parking lot near the tennis courts.

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    1. Does 3600 talk to the police about the gunshots?
      What do the police say?

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