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Four Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder of Chicago Officer

September 01, 2009  | 

Four men were charged Sunday with allegedly trying to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer in a Southwest Side shooting that one police source said erupted when they mistook the gang-enforcement officer for a gang rival.

The officer — whom Chicago Police Department officials declined to identify — was driving home about 3 a.m. Thursday through a section of Little Village carved up as turf by the Latin Kings and Two-Sixers, rival gangs that have been fighting to dominate the local drug trade for decades.

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