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Reputed gang member charged in shooting of ATF agent pleads not guilty

...and several colleagues attempted to change out a tracking device on a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue...

    Reputed gang member charged in shooting of ATF agent pleads not guilty
    A reputed Chicago gang member pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he shot an undercover federal agent who was conducting a narcotics operation near the man's home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood earlier this month. Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, 28, entered his plea during a brief hearing before U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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May 17

Prosecutor: Reputed gang member indicted in shooting of ATF agent was looking for rivals that day

The agent who was wounded was struck in the face as he walked in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue. He was released from the hospital last week.

    Prosecutor: Reputed gang member indicted in shooting of ATF agent was looking for rivals that day
    A reputed Chicago gang member accused of shooting an undercover federal agent was captured on surveillance cameras minutes before the shooting driving a "slow loop" around the block, apparently looking for rivals, federal prosecutors said Thursday. In asking for Ernesto Godinez to be held without bond, Assistant U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 17

Reputed gang member indicted in shooting of ATF agent, ordered held without bond

The wounded agent was struck in the face as he walked in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue. He was released from the hospital last week.

    Reputed gang member indicted in shooting of ATF agent, ordered held without bond
    A reputed Chicago gang member accused of shooting an undercover federal agent was captured on surveillance cameras minutes before the shooting driving a "slow loop" around the block, apparently looking for rivals, federal prosecutors said Thursday. In asking for Ernesto Godinez to be held without bond, Assistant U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Chicago gang leader charged in shooting of ATF agent in Back of the Yards

...of the shooting. The ATF agent tasked with replacing the device was walking south near West 44th Street and South Hermitage Avenue at 3:18 a.m. Friday, when he was "ambushed" and shot in the face...

Rival gangs armed with assault rifles have been shooting back and forth for years in the area. In May 2017, two officers were ambushed with an assault rifle and suffered bullet wounds near 43rd and Ashland. The 17-year-old La Raza gang member fled to Mexico, police say.

    Chicago gang leader charged in shooting of ATF agent
    The co-leader of a Southwest Side street gang was charged Tuesday in last week's shooting of an ATF agent in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. Federal sources told the I-Team Tuesday morning the suspect was in custody. The I-Team later learned the suspect is Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, co-leader of the Almighty Saints.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    beezil..... I assure you I read the story.... pretty much of the same thing over and over again..... nothing new there..... Rahm himself protects the "sanctuary people"....as far as people not saying anything, why would they, most likely many of their "OWN" belong to this gang or another one..... while...

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    beezil..... I assure you I read the story.... pretty much of the same thing over and over again..... nothing new there..... Rahm himself protects the "sanctuary people"....as far as people not saying anything, why would they, most likely many of their "OWN" belong to this gang or another one..... while people in that area cry for help and change, it's needs to start with them first....that area has been bad for years. just has gone from bad to far worse...... my husbands family moved out of there back in the mid 70's....was bad then....change begins with it's people that live there. until they the people there decide to make that change, nothing will.....period! gonna be a long deadly summer there sadly....

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    Beezil... according to the news he turned himself in late Tuesday nite.....

May 10

May 10

ATF agent wounded in Back of the Yards shooting released from hospital

...the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was working undercover with Chicago police near 44th Street and Hermitage Avenue about 3:15 a.m. Friday when someone fired shots from a gangway. The agent...

    ATF agent wounded in Back of the Yards shooting released from hospital
    The federal agent who was shot in the face last week in the Back of the Yards neighborhood has been released from the hospital, officials announced Wednesday. The agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was working undercover with Chicago police near 44th Street and Hermitage Avenue about 3:15 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 10

ATF agent shot in Back of the Yards released from hospital

...17.The federal agent was shot Friday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood near 44th Street and Hermitage. The agent was working with a new federal gun strike force with local and state...

    ATF agent shot in Back of the Yards released from hospital
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS The ATF agent who was shot in the face in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood last week has been released from Stroger Hospital. Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, co-leader of the Almighty Saints, was charged in the shooting Tuesday.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 09

ATF agent shot in line of duty out of hospital, officials say

Three separate cameras captured the shooting and a person who matches Godinez’s description fleeing the scene, federal prosecutors said. Police found shell casings in the 4300 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

Local and federal police searched homes and executed multiple search warrants Friday near the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue. Authorities continued to sweep the neighborhood Saturday in armored tactical vehicles with guns drawn.

    ATF agent shot in line of duty out of hospital, officials say
    CHICAGO -- An ATF agent who was shot in the line of duty last week in Back of the Yards is out of the hospital, officials said. ATF officials said on Twitter that they wanted to thank the staff at Stroger Hospital for the excellent medical care.
    http://wgntv.com

May 08

Man Charged With Shooting ATF Agent In Ambush Attack

...leading up to and after the shooting. Godinez allegedly is seen leaving his house at 43rd and Wood moments before the shooting, then walking down an alley, and toward 44th and Hermitage just...

...at 43rd and Wood moments before the shooting, then walking down an alley, and toward 44th and Hermitage just before the shooting; then running back through the alley to his house just after...

    Man Charged With Shooting ATF Agent In Ambush Attack
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A purported gang member has been charged with shooting an ATF agent last week in an ambush in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Ernesto Godinez, who turns 28 on Wednesday, made an initial court appearance Tuesday morning on a count of forcible assault of a law enforcement officer.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 08

Reputed gang member charged in Friday shooting of ATF agent

The plainclothes ATF agent and other undercover agents with him were covertly replacing a court-approved tracking device on a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue when the shots rang out, according to the complaint.

The ATF agent was working with Chicago police around 3:15 a.m. Friday when someone fired from a gangway near 44th Street and Hermitage Avenue, not far from Davis Square Park, police said.

    Suspect charged in Friday shooting of ATF agent
    Charges have been filed against one person in the shooting of a federal agent last Friday in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. The U.S. attorney's office said an initial appearance would take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. The agent from the U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 08

Suspect Arrested in Shooting of ATF Agent: Sources

The shooting took place at around 3:18 a.m. Friday in the 4500 block of South Hermitage in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

    Suspect Arrested in Shooting of ATF Agent: Sources
    A suspect was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with Friday's shooting of a federal agent on Chicago's South Side, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 08

Suspect charged in Friday shooting of ATF agent

The ATF agent was working with Chicago police around 3:15 a.m. Friday when someone fired from a gangway near 44th Street and Hermitage Avenue, not far from Davis Square Park, police said.

    Suspect charged in Friday shooting of ATF agent
    Charges have been filed against one person in the shooting of a federal agent last Friday in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood. The U.S. attorney's office said an initial appearance would take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse. The agent from the U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 08

Suspect arrested in shooting of ATF agent in Back of the Yards

Local and federal police searched homes and executed multiple search warrants Friday near the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue. Authorities continued to sweep the neighborhood Saturday in armored tactical vehicles with guns drawn.

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A court hearing is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St., before Judge Maria Valdez. A full complaint will be available after the hearing.

    Suspect arrested in shooting of ATF agent in Back of the Yards
    CHICAGO - At least one suspect is in custody in the shooting of an ATF agent in Back of the Yards last week, federal prosecutors confirmed Tuesday. A court hearing is slated for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn St., before Judge Maria Valdez.
    http://wgntv.com

May 08

Arrest Made In Ambush Shooting Of ATF Officer

The ATF agent was ambushed on the job and shot in the face on Chicago’s South side early Friday morning. The shooting happened at 3:15 a.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood located near 44th and Hermitage.

    Arrest Made In Ambush Shooting Of ATF Officer
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in last week's ambush shooting of an ATF officer. The man turned himself in with his lawyer on Monday, sources tell CBS 2. He has an extensive criminal record, including a conviction for attempted murder in 2011.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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