Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Boystown Drug Dealer, Girlfriend Charged After Gun Discharges On Halsted Bar Strip, Cops Say

Hernandez, Lee, and a Rohm RG10 .22-caliber handgun like the one police say they recovered.
A convicted felon who sells cocaine in Boystown and his new girlfriend are facing weapons and other charges after they got into an argument and dropped a handgun that discharged on the Halsted bar strip on Friday evening, police say.

Officers responding to calls of a fight on the street around 9:10PM heard a single shot fired near Halsted and Addison. A witness told police “they just went into the alley. The guy has a gun. They dropped it and it went off then they picked it up again.”

Units soon found Jahmal Lee and Karen Hernandez in the parking lot of the now-shuttered Walmart Express, 3626 N. Broadway, police said.

An officer said he saw a gun barrel sticking out of Hernandez’s purse. She told the officer that the gun belonged to her dead husband, who was a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, police said. She even showed the officers a photo of her hubby wearing a gang sweater and holding the gun.

According to Hernandez, she and Lee went to Boystown to finalize a sale of the gun that Lee had arranged, police said. But the couple began to argue before the deal went down and Lee threatened to call the police and tell them that she was carrying a gun.

“Fine,” Hernandez said, “I’ll give it to the police!” She then dropped the gun, causing it to discharge, according to a report.

Meanwhile, Lee—a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang—was carrying two knives, a can of chemical Mace, and 11 small knotted bags of suspected cocaine, according to court records.

Police say Lee told them that he came to Boystown to meet a cocaine buyer and Hernandez came along with a revolver that she planned to deliver to someone on Peterson Avenue. But, before that could happen, the couple got into an argument and Hernandez threw the gun on the ground, causing it to fire, Lee said in a police report.

Lee told officers that he carried the two knives and chemical spray to protect himself from Hernandez’s relatives who don’t like him, police said.

52-year-old Hernandez lives in the Dunning neighborhood. She’s charged with aggravated unlawful use of a loaded handgun and reckless conduct.

Lee, 42, lists Hernandez’ home in the 3500 block of N. Natchez as his residence. He’s charged with narcotics possession and possession of a deadly weapon.

The valet booth where Lee was arrested in 2014.

Strange Coincidence

This is the second time that Jahmal Lee has appeared in a CWBChicago report.

He was charged with possessing a knife in November 2014 after police found him and two other gang members “hiding” behind a valet parking booth in the 3500 block of N. Halsted. The charge was eventually dropped. He has served prison time for narcotics and robbery, according to state records.
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26 comments:

  1. That dumb and they have lived to 42 and 52! wow. You two idiots are living on borrowed time.

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  2. lakeview/boys town is a total fuck-mess-fest. I moved to Evanston last
    month after a spate of shootings near Wrigley and in a year I'm leaving Illinois. Even people ingrained on the south side are realizing Chicago is going down the toilet and sending their kids to live with relatives out of state to save their lives. This Is no longer a world class city. it's going to have to go the way of Detroit before someone wakes up and starts to try to bring it back to its old glory. That will take many years sadly to say and I ain't waiting around.

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  3. My Glock wouldn't 'go off' if I dropped it. LOL. That said, I would never drop 'my baby'.

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  4. They are not dumb. The citizens who voted for Tunney and Rahm are the dummies.

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    1. Pa-leeeeeze let's not forget Mr Social Work and Michelle Do Nothing.
      Seriously,Cappleman's worse than Tunney. Not a joke.
      ....well actually...yeah a joke.
      A bad joke. He's a terrible joke.

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  5. This neighborhood is flat out unsafe. And the alderpuss continues to play Pollyanna ....

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  6. Peterson Avenue? That's 6000N. Do you mean Patterson?

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    1. The police report says Peterson.

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    2. They went to Boystown for the cocaine. The gun delivery was to happen afterwards and could have been anywhere - they did have a car. No reason they couldn't drive up to Peterson.

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  7. I would have mistaken them for the Halsted Security team. One had the droopy pants/hoodie thing going on and my first question was what happens when those pants hit the ground along with that holster?

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  8. This is kinda funny though. Reminds me of that MadTV skit with the woman yelling to the cops about her boyfriend "He got weed! He got weed too!".

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  9. Perhaps Rahm's/Tunney's agenda is to allow the gangs to wreck the neighborhood, have everyone move out, then the Ricketts will have no opposition is taking over and Disney-fying the place.

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    1. I've been thinking something fishy is up as well. Why on earth would the mayor and city "leaders" allow the crime to get so out of control in one of the last decent areas of the city? I agree that there must be some sort of sinister plan to make residents flee - many selling their condos on the cheap.

      Rahm & his goon-friends will snap up all the property on the cheap, reinstate the police to control the crime, then resell and/or rent at greatly inflated prices.

      Many people are getting the hell out of the area and heading for the burbs. I can't say I blame them. It's scary out there.

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    2. BINGO!! City makes lost of money on every real estate transaction. Both buyer and sell get nailed for thousands!!!! They want you to move!

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    3. This is so embarrassing for her, I mean, she just got done burying your husband, and now she's selling his guns. It's her destiny, she gets what she loathes in. I always say, to keep away from lowlifes especially an embarrassment for her and her family. I washed my hands of them years ago, and now, they feel threatened by my family? Who gives a rat's butt about you and your boyfriend. enjoy your life, honey. You're doing good all by your own doing. Leave my family out of it. Who cares about you, good job..

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  10. The revolving door of "justice" continues to spin....and the criminals are free to continue to terrorize the neighborhood. So sad.

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    1. Yep, that's how it works now. The system sets them free to terrorize us.

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  11. Clearly these two menaces to society will be back on the streets in no time! You can have several priors, beat a 77 year old woman up in her home, and be back at it two weeks later.

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    1. For sure. Supply and demand ya know? It's very convenient to get your drugs basically delivered to your doorstep in Lakeview (which is 1/2 the problem out there).

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    2. I wonder how much a drug dealer in Lakeview/Lincoln Park makes.
      Probably puts my job to shame.

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  12. Why is Manhattan so safe compared to the North Side of Chicago. My wife and I make about 600K a year, send our kids to private schools, and are seriously wondering why the hell we still live in Chicago. We could easily enough buy a house in Highland Park and buy another car to commute to work downtown. Kids wouldn't need a private school in that suburb.

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    1. Quite certain Manhattan itself does not have the racial problems of the entire city of Chicago.

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    2. I don't know why people stay in Chicago either.
      I guess the sports teams are a draw, and the fact that you can get drunk on a regular basis and take a taxi/uber home. Very few places to drink in Highland Park, particularly after 9pm.

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    3. It's because Highland Park et. al have the city for that. Chicago proper residents have the same complaints as Detroit residents "they come to the city and shit it all up, act a fool then go home". After living in Chicago, particularly Lakeview East, I had the same complaints.

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    4. And additional to my previous comment the suburbanites also treat the residents of the city themselves with disrespect. They come to the city (because those Chicago suburbs are sooo damn boring) for entertainment and to meet people then talk as if we were trash or a cheap whore. I was invited to a BBQ in the suburbs as a date and when the hosts asked where I was from, I was interrupted with "the ghetto" by my date. Yes I'm gay and lived in what was considered Boystown at the time. Needless to say, I ended it promptly with Mr. Schompton.

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  13. So this is the way they spend their days UGH!!

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