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Gang member tried to hide gun after slaying 10-year-old girl, p...

There are 65 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 4, 2008, titled Gang member tried to hide gun after slaying 10-year-old girl, p.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A man trying to shoot rival street gang members as part of a long-running turf battle instead ended up gunning down Nequiel Fowler, 10, as she played with her younger sister on Chicago's South Side earlier this ...

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chicago resident

Chicago, IL

#1 Sep 4, 2008
im so sick of the latin dragons and latin kings shooting each other every single night.. its time to move!
NWI from SV

Lowell, IN

#2 Sep 4, 2008
Gang member tried to hide gun after slaying 10-year-old girl, prosecutors say

According to prosecutors, Pena, Lacy and Chico are all members of the Latin Dragons street gang, with Sauk Village resident Antoine Lacy operating as the gang's enforcer, giving out orders to the members below him.

Jones, who is not a member of the gang, lives along an alley in the 8700 block of South Exchange Avenue that serves as a dividing line for Dragon territory and Latin King turf, where the gangs frequently shoot at each other, said Assistant State's Atty. Maria McCarthy.

It was in that alley Monday that Pena used a .380 caliber gun to fire at rival gang members, McCarthy alleged.

With encouragement from Lacy, McCarthy said, Pena fired the gun toward Latin King territory just as the two young girls walked into the gangway and the path of the bullets.

"As they passed the gangway, Pena fired those shots down that gangway. One of the shots entered Nequiel Fowler below her left armpit and lodged in her chest," McCarthy said.

Prosecutors said Pena then fled back to Jones' home where Jones hid the gun, and Pena went with Chico and Lacy to drive Lacy back to his home in suburban Sauk Village.

After news of the shooting spread, McCarthy said, a witness told police of matching descriptions to the men and claimed to have been told by Jones that Pena had shot at some rivals.

Police later recovered the gun from Jones, and it matched the bullet recovered from Fowler's body, McCarthy said. Jones' fingerprints also were found on the gun, even though Pena had told Jones to wipe the gun clean, she said.
NWI from SV

United States

#4 Sep 5, 2008
UPDATE: Four men charged in murder of 10-year-old girl From http://www.southtownstar.com/neighborhoodstar...

When Luis Pena was hassled by the Latin Kings on Labor Day, Latin Dragons enforcer Antoine Lacy, of Sauk Village, told Pena not to be "scared" and urged him to get even, according to authorities.

Pena then returned to an alley in Chicago's South Chicago community where the rival gangs frequently clashed and starting firing, killing 10-year-old Nequiel "Nee-Nee" Fowler as she helped walk her blind 5-year-old sister, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Maria McCarthy told a judge Thursday.

Circuit Court Judge Raymond Myles denied bail for the men, who are each charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Two other men face the same charges: Raymond Jones, 18, who allegedly supplied the semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting, and Joseph Chico, 23, who's accused of driving the getaway car.

McCarthy said Chico drove Lacy, 25, of the 22400 block of Yates Avenue, and Pena, 20, to Jones' home in the 8700 block of Escanaba Avenue to pick up the gun. She said Jones does not belong to the Latin Dragons like the other three, but it was Jones who took Pena's T-shirt and wrapped the gun in after it was fired in the gangway between Exchange and Escanaba avenues.

Jones later put the shirt in a laundry bin and hid the gun, and Pena jumped into the car with Chico and Lacy and fled to Lacy's home in Sauk Village, McCarthy said.

When Lacy later was told a girl was shot and a Latin King was killed, the gang enforcer spent the next few hours "smoking marijuana and playing games," according to McCarthy.

Lacy has four felony convictions, including two in connection with a gun incident involving Chicago police.

Court records show he was shot by Chicago officers in May 2005 after he pointed a loaded handgun at them on the South Side.

He was sentenced to three years in prison for that offense after pleading guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Meanwhile, Nee-Nee's mother, Linda Williams, said Thursday of the arrests that it "soothes me to know that they're in jail, but it's not going to bring her back."

She said the family is struggling to get the money to pay for her daughter's funeral today.

"I just want her funeral to be beautiful. She always wanted to be a princess. I just want to look at her tomorrow and and think, "princess," Williams said, her voice cracking.

Funeral services for Nequiel are scheduled for today at 12:30 p.m. at Smith and Thomas Funeral Home, 5708 W. Madison St.
Rabid

Chicago, IL

#5 Sep 5, 2008
Fry baby fry.
LOOK AT THE STATISTICS

Redford, MI

#6 Sep 9, 2008
OK FOR ONE IT SAYS IN THEIR DESCRIPTION
WHAT THEIR HEIGHT IS AND THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE
MOST OF THE NEWS CHANNELS SAID NEE NEE WAS TIEING
HER BLIND SISTERS SHOE SO SHES ALREADY LIKE 3 TO 4 FT TALL SO WHEN SHE IS HUNCHED OVER SHES ABOUT 2FT NOW THINK ABOUT THIS PENA IS 6,3 SO HIS ARMS POINTED STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM WOULD COME DOWN TO ABOUT 5,5 SO ... THINK ABOUT IT A BULLETS DON'T DROP THAT FAST IT TAKES THOUSANDS OF FEET TO DESCEND TO THE FLOOR... I THINK IT WAS THE SHORTEST PERSON THEIR WHO SHOT THE GUN
BECAUSE YEA THE POLICE GOT ALOT OF INFORMATION BUT IT REALLY DOSENT ADD UP
PENA'S FINGER PRINTS ARE NOT EVEN ON THE GUN
Nick

Peoria, IL

#7 Sep 9, 2008
Kings stillf ighting dragons? thats been going on for what 10 years now?

I guess no one saw nothing?

It's odd they only call the cops when someone gets shot..

We should turn the south side into "escape from NY" prison...

The gangs control it all and what does Obama want to do give them a pay raise on the tax payer.

Selling dope on the street drinking 40's making more babies and living of welfare when they have more money in their pocket then most hard working people have in the bank.

These people should be in prison not given a bonus check.

The streets are nothing short of anarchy, mob rules buisness. Not to mention extortion on buisness owners... "I wont burn your buisness down if you give me 500 bucks a week and I will protect it because im always out on the block"

The buisness is worth nothing and the owner is stuck in the ghetto selling 40's to gang bangers.

Yea but Obama stands up for that...

All they have to say is ban guns...yea, well these arent the typical people who turn in the guns. I will be damnd also if the shit holes of Chicago and the crime let a person not have a gun for protection from these savage gang bangers.

Tell me how Obama can fix any of this, he just throws fuel on the fire by giving them more money. These pussies are 2nd and 3rd generation welfare babies who grew up to be gang babgers.

Of course Daily does nothing usefull becaue he wants this because It keeps him in power because non of these gang bangers have gone to school and care little or nothing about politics so they will vote for who makes there life easier ala Daily.

Where does Obama come from? Chicago the city I'm talking about.
Nick

Peoria, IL

#8 Sep 9, 2008
Chicago is worse then Iraq.

You can go to 83rd and Brandon at the park and if you listen you will hear redundant gun shots. 40 a minute.
political reformer

Chicago, IL

#9 Sep 10, 2008
I have one statement to make about the King's and Dragon's. They are a bunch of losers who can not rub two nickels together and make a dime. No matter what the hell they are fighting for a young innocent child died due to their criminal acts. We need a gang task force that will do undercover operations in these gang neighborhoods, identify the dealers, the leaders, and start arresting them at a alarming rate. If that means surrounding villages add one officer to the the task force then so be it. Lets clean up the South Suburbs and make it safe for our children. God Bless and God bless America!
Rabid

Chicago, IL

#11 Sep 10, 2008
I think America should build one gigantic prison in the middle of Alaska and have general tax dollars used from each state for prisons be used to fund it, throw all of these creep from death row and "bangers" there with nothing less than 100 miles to ANY civilization and let Queen Sarah run the place.
Chi town hustler

Chicago, IL

#12 Sep 10, 2008
LOOK AT THE STATISTICS wrote:
OK FOR ONE IT SAYS IN THEIR DESCRIPTION
WHAT THEIR HEIGHT IS AND THINK ABOUT IT PEOPLE
MOST OF THE NEWS CHANNELS SAID NEE NEE WAS TIEING
HER BLIND SISTERS SHOE SO SHES ALREADY LIKE 3 TO 4 FT TALL SO WHEN SHE IS HUNCHED OVER SHES ABOUT 2FT NOW THINK ABOUT THIS PENA IS 6,3 SO HIS ARMS POINTED STRAIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM WOULD COME DOWN TO ABOUT 5,5 SO ... THINK ABOUT IT A BULLETS DON'T DROP THAT FAST IT TAKES THOUSANDS OF FEET TO DESCEND TO THE FLOOR... I THINK IT WAS THE SHORTEST PERSON THEIR WHO SHOT THE GUN
BECAUSE YEA THE POLICE GOT ALOT OF INFORMATION BUT IT REALLY DOSENT ADD UP
PENA'S FINGER PRINTS ARE NOT EVEN ON THE GUN
They all "ratted" each other out already. As far as your statistic goes....the trigger man is NOT properly trained, I can put money on it he has never been to target practice. Therefor he was probley pointing his hand gun slightly at the ground, or holding the gun(side ways) like an idiot. Probley watched to many "gangster movies" and tought that was how you hold a gun. Now that this has happen, Im sure the war between LATIN DRAGONS & LATIN KINGS will slow down because The block is probley to "hot". These idiots will always be at war being that the LDs are folks and LKs are people. To bad a young child had to loose their life. My prayers go out to the family & friends.
Toni

Lansing, IL

#13 Sep 10, 2008
It would be great! But-the government says they have no money, the towns say they have no money, and no they don't because the USA is spending it on other countries. My son is in another country and as he says, he has no problem fighting for the USA, but, he is fighting for another country's freedom, not ours. Billions and billions of dollars, thousands of lives lost, American lives, for another country. We have homeless, we have veterans, we have children with no food, but we are spending our money on another country to help them. What ever happened to charity begins in the home. The war that should be fought is the war on our land, the gangs, the poverty, no jobs, no insurance, but we, the USA are fighting for another country's freedom. Why? Constitution says we have a right to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness. We aren't upholding our own Constituion. Without food, homes, how can we pursue life? Freedom? Or Happiness
political reformer wrote:
I have one statement to make about the King's and Dragon's. They are a bunch of losers who can not rub two nickels together and make a dime. No matter what the hell they are fighting for a young innocent child died due to their criminal acts. We need a gang task force that will do undercover operations in these gang neighborhoods, identify the dealers, the leaders, and start arresting them at a alarming rate. If that means surrounding villages add one officer to the the task force then so be it. Lets clean up the South Suburbs and make it safe for our children. God Bless and God bless America!
nwi resident

Chicago, IL

#14 Sep 10, 2008
this is only getting worse and worse, i live in northwest indiana and there are "latin dragons" that live around me, i am so scared to let my kids out because of these punks! it is time to move, there only getting bigger and stronger, it sickens me...
anonomys

Swansea, SC

#15 Sep 11, 2008
Wierd. I knew that guy. we played on X box live alot. who knew he'd do such a thing. streets are getting bad. Latin Dragons suck
white man

Chicago, IL

#16 Sep 11, 2008
you "latin dragons" make me sick! always killing innocent people! real tough guys! LATIN PUNKS thats what you are
Sharpshooter

AOL

#17 Sep 11, 2008
If all you dumbasses would learn to shoot ,you would kill each other and save us the trouble. Instead , you involve innocent people in your drama . You should all be shipped overseas to fight for you country and earn your right to live here. Otherwise you are nothing but parasitical scum.
latin dragon killa

Chicago, IL

#18 Sep 11, 2008
LDK
Rabid

Chicago, IL

#19 Sep 12, 2008
Gangs have already invaded the military years ago. Hell, I saw it in the early 70's.
viva

Barrington, IL

#20 Sep 12, 2008
Does anyone know if these guys are citizens or illegal immigrants?
person

Chicago, IL

#21 Sep 12, 2008
they are citizens VIVA... thats a stupid question, latin dragons are a BIG gang in south chicago and in Northwest Indiana, calumet city and lansing, if we don't stop them now, it's going to be too late.
NWI from SV

Lowell, IN

#22 Sep 12, 2008
GAME OVER ! Now he gets to play "Prison Bitch" once the inmate population find out he gunned down an innocent 10 year old girl, which I am SURE Cook County guards will be more than willing to tell everyone.
anonomys wrote:
Wierd. I knew that guy. we played on X box live alot. who knew he'd do such a thing. streets are getting bad. Latin Dragons suck

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