Drug Dealer Who Shot at Chicago Cops Sunday Afternoon Identified by Family On Facebook

Drug Dealer Who Shot at Chicago Cops Sunday Afternoon Identified by Family On Facebook
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Officers shot and wounded a suspect who was firing at them in Englewood Sunday afternoon, and Your Content can exclusively report the suspect’s own family has outed him as the trigger man on social media.

What’s more, a second family member is said to have been arrested in connection to the incident.

Police were called around 3:20 p.m. to the 5700 block of South Racine Avenue for a person with a gun, according to CBS Chicago.

Officers found a man in an alley who matched the description they were given and they attempted to confront him, police said.

The suspect then fled from officers and during the chase, he took out a gun and fired shots at the officers, police said.

Chicago police said the suspect is a 20-year-old man.

But Your Content is first to learn the suspect has been identified as Latrell Allen, who is photographed holding firearms.

“[He’s] good and out of surgery he will be home real soon,” Darnell Brown, uncle of Latrell, said on social media. “They steady putting false cases on my little nephews.”

“He ain’t coming out anytime soon,” said friend Lisa Dehoyos.

Pedro Tejas added: “After prison.”

The uncle revealed officers have steadily added charges to build a lengthy case against his two nephews.

“They steady putting false cases on my little nephews,” Brown continued.

The suspect was in custody at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police News Affairs Deputy Director Tom Ahern tweeted.

“Please pray for my nephew Latrell,” wrote Margaret Brown. “He just got shot by the police.”

The officers involved were transported to a nearby hospital for observation, police said.

A gun was recovered at the scene, Ahern reported. He released a photo of the gun in the grass next to an evidence marker.

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Jonathan Riches was recruited by Your Content in 2016 to serve as a National Correspondent. Mr. Riches specializes in Human Interest and Trends—therefore, his job is to test the fabric of human nature and test the boundaries, always within the legal limits. In 2019, Mr. Riches was promoted to Justice Editor and Chief Investigative Correspondent for Your Content. In 2020, Mr. Riches assumed the role of Deputy Managing Editor for Trends and Human Interest—and in 2021, he was promoted to Florida Bureau Chief and National Assignment Editor. He is best known for his writings about prison reform and culture, including the social media scandal dubbed the ‘Feeling Cute Challenge' that shook the department of corrections to its core.