- Spurred by the shooting of an off-duty police officer, a three-month joint investigation of a street gang faction ended this week with eight arrests in Summit and Chicago, along with the confiscation of guns, drugs -- and an alligator.
After an arrest was made in December's shooting, authorities began an investigation into the Latin Kings gang faction the suspect belonged to, targeting drug sales in Summit and the Chicago Lawn police district on the Southwest Side, according to a CPD news release issued tonight.
On Thursday warrants were served in both locations, leading to the arrests of eight people on drug or weapons charges, and the seizure of two loaded handguns, quantities of cocaine and cannabis, cash, and an alligator.
This investigation grew out of the December shooting of an off-duty copper in a failed carjacking. Nicely done.