Saturday, April 01, 2017

SUV Connected To South Side Bloodbath Found In Uptown; Cops Find Vehicle 3 Blocks From Rahm's Home

The wanted SUV, similar to the one inset, was found in the 4400 block of North Ashland early Saturday
A black SUV connected with two of seven homicides in the South Shore neighborhood on Thursday was recovered by police overnight in the 4400 block of North Ashland, less than a half-mile from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's family home, according to two sources who spoke with CWB Chicago under condition of anonymity this afternoon.

Recovery of the vehicle in Uptown may indicate a North Side gang connection to the South Side killings, the sources said.

News reports have indicated that Thursday's bloodshed was the result of tensions between "street gangs such as the Black P. Stones and Gangster Disciples." Both of those gangs maintain significant footprints in the Uptown neighborhood, where the Jeep was found.

Several hours after four people were shot to death in South Shore on Thursday, the recovered Jeep rolled up alongside a silver van and a person opened fire from the Jeep, killing two of the van's occupants, police said.

Fast-forward to late Friday night.

Shortly before midnight, a reportedly intoxicated driver ran over a woman in the 4400 block of North Ashland and then crashed into several parked cars. Police detained the driver and then remained on scene to protect the crash site for investigators because the woman's injuries were described as "very serious...life-altering," but not fatal, according to a source.

About two hours after the crash, cops protecting the scene realized that a Jeep that was parked across the street from the crash site was wanted in connection with the double-homicide. A tow truck was called and the vehicle was taken to a police impound lot for examination.

Police continue their investigations of the seven South Shore killings.
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14 comments:

  1. Wow, serendipity and great police work. Nice job CWB reporting this first!

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  2. As long as Rahmbo has a Palace Guard surrounding his home, this and every other crime nearby means nothing to him.

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  3. What a pleasant omen for the summer - massive gang war.

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  4. Why not stakeout Jeep instead of towing..maybe find shooters??

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    1. Why not tow the Jeep, collect forensics, identify the shooters and arrest them?

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    2. Lmao CWB. Good police work. Looks like some coppers read the admin messages that have nothing to do with their district or even their area. Talk about two differerent ends of the city.

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    3. shooters committed murder they seen it on TV they dumped the vehicle and most likely will never return. When they need a vehicle they steal a new one so putting stake out is useless. Hell Chicago police can no longer patrol neighborhoods let along stake out areas of repeat crime. The only time you see police is in answering a crime. Stake outs was in old crime movies.

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    4. Criminals are not stupid. It was probably dropped there and not going to be picked up for awhile and definitely would not be picked up by whomever committed the homicide s. Please stop watching crime shows on tv and thinking that's how real life is

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  5. The jeep was towed to collect evidence in a secure area. Vehicles used in shooting crimes are often stolen vehicles. They are used in crimes and then abandoned or burned to destroy evidence. The police usually don't have the man power to sit and watch a vehicle for 24/7 for days waiting for a suspect to return. More can be gained from processing the vehicle and looking for DNA and fingerprints.

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  6. Notice a trend with black SUV's? Why not check/stake that out. Might be a trail might find a good lead.

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    1. Excellent idea!
      Noticed the number of black SUVs in just about any neighborhood lately?
      Cripes. Triple the number of cops on beats and you still wouldn't have 10% of the manpower necessary.

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  7. I hope & pray they find the people who did this and lock them away for ever.They need to be off the streets!

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  8. It took 6 days but the hard copy Sun-Times finally reported on this! They did give you attribution. They made it sound like breaking news. And they wonder why they're going out of business.

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    1. Attribution is so rare these days. It's always appreciated.

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