Chicago Gang War Stories
The 1st Royal to be killed, Arab, was killed in July 1974 by Deuces.
According to a 1979 newspaper, in the summer of 1978, Kings tried to move into Sheffield and Sheridan area, gang violence has gone way up.
On April 28, 1978, an 18 year-old Eagle Russell Corbine, of 1316 W. Addison, shot into a car killing a King and wounding another. Killed was Curtis Zolman, 16, of 4543 N. Greenview, and aggravated battery of John Arbizury, 14, of 4411 N. Paulina, at a red light at Irving Park and Damen. The Eagle allegedly approached the car and asked if they were members of the Latin Kings, and when 1 responded yes, he shot into the car 3 times, and arrested the next day.
See the other page for where 4 Kings took part in killing 3 Eagles in February of 1979.
SGDs came to Albany Park in 1992 (St. Louis/Ainslie), IGs came to Albany Park in 1993 (Monticello/Leland), IGs had wanted Central Park, SGDs would not let them. Monticello 3632 W., St. Louis 3500 W., so Central Park was in between, 3600 W.
On June 14, 1979, 2 juvenile Kings shot a Deuce 4x in Lincoln Park near Diversey. Shot was Jose Martinez, 16, of 3404 N. Southport. CPD shortly arrested 2 Kings, that were 15 and 16.
Years later, Lady Q / Bambi from the Kings lured Lil Man from the Aurora Deuces to the Chicago projects. Lord Gino moved his girlfriend Bambi to Aurora because that's where all the dope was. Then the Kings in the projects shot and robbed Lil Man (a setup). Lil Man survived with 4 bullets to the stomach in the hallways. Deuces then kidnapped Bambi and her daughter, which started the main war 1990.
LK-Familia Stone war:
There's 2 factors to this story. The 1st factor is.
There was a documentary from 1990 called A Heart Broken in Half, they showed Lawrence/Kedzie Kings and their main guy Pelon, when he was still a King. Pelon's dad was Juarez cartel shooter. LKst try to fuck Pelon over on some drugs, so he flipped to the Familia Stones later that year. So Kings arranged a meeting between Pelon and LKst, they tried to kill him.
In 1993 an old school PR Stone Slice killed a King from LKst over a female called Celica. And then in 1994, Kings wanted Lawrence/Troy, and so the Familia Stones killed a King called Renegade, and then the Kings killed a Stone called Widget. After 1996, Slice was killed by a King who flipped from the Familia Stones.
Kings killed Rhino in 2005, Rhino was the 1st LB killed by North side Kings. School/LaVernge took credit for it, LBs retaliated and shot 2 Kings from School/LaVernge.
-From the 1971-72 election meetings, Saint from the Kings killed "Hitler" from the MLDs in 1972. Then MLDs killed Saint. Note that "Hitler" was never called Hitler at the time he was alive, the gang gave him his name after he died. He was 18, Albert Hernandez.
LK-Milwaukee King war:
A King killed Tar Baby of the Puerto Rican Stones in 1971, and so Milwaukee Kings and some Puerto Rican Stones came to ambush the kings, killed 2 of 5 of them, wounded others, on Feb. 14, 1972, at Thomas and California. 2 of the 3 Milwaukee Kings that CPD arrested had beat the case.
A Milwaukee King (Hitler's cousin) was killed by Kings in 1971.
William DeJesus, 22, of 3043 W. Cortland, had killed Annibal Morales, 19, at 3200 W. Armitage, summer of 1978.
Hector from IGs was a money man, always trying to do business. After MCBs jumped Hector from Western/Cortez, and stole his car, Hector didn't care, so IGs held a truce with MCBs. Pee Wee of IGs knew about it but didn't care, he later threw a brick at a car of MCBs, Drake and Dickens, 1988. 2-3 hours later, MCBs came back and killed Pete G. Peter G ran up the stairs and died in another IG's arms.
Milwaukee King-MLD war:
In 1972, when Kings killed Hitler, Mikwaukee Kings were there to assist.
Around 2005, Milwaukee Kings killed a MLD shorty at Riis Park, who lived in their hood, and claimed he was an IG.
Milwaukee King-SD war:
It all started when an SD flipped to MK. Then on Oct. 24, 1994, a group of MKs, shot at a group of SDs, killing Billy Bradford, in front of 710 N. Willard. Efrain Morales (Shotgun) went to prison for it.
A Cobra called Beaver shot Hi Lo in the cheeks, and he spitted out the bullet, on February 7, 1996, on Armitage and Keystone. Hi Lo was the governor for Keystone/Cortland. 6 days later, Don Loco held a meeting about it, but the meeting wasn't to target Beaver, it was to target the entire Cobra nation. They were to do a bust-out shooting at a certain hour (5 p.m.) which would be rush-hour traffic jams, delay CPD and ambulance. That night, 5 Cobras were shot and 1 died. 1 of the survivors lost vision in both eyes (Victor, shot by Racoon).
On Oct. 29, 1994, a MLD named Dana Garrett, shot and killed Antonio DeJesus, 25, at 2300 N. Washtenaw alley, as he was driving down. DeJesus was married that day. He and his wife and driven to Aurora to put down $650 security apartment to move their 2 kids away from the violence in Chicago. Garrett sentenced 50 years Feb. 1996.
2 months later, it was believed Latin Lovers had done some offensive graffiti to MLDs. On December 26, 1994, a group of 3 MLDs: Yarmo Green, Juan Cardenas, and David Robles, spotted a group at 2501 N. Washtenaw and beat them up, because they witnessed 1 of them spray disrespectful things to their gang. A 14 year old named Alfonso Briseno was beaten permanently braindead.
A month later, on Jan. 26, 1995, Nelson Padilla of the Latin Lovers and 2 others murdered Robert Deteres in an alley, 2200 N. Maplewood.
8 months later, 2 MLD gunmen killed a Latin Lover at a party in Chicago, at 2319 N. California, Sept. 26, 1995. Floco was killed. 10 hours later, Latin Lovers retaliated: Negro (Jose Barajas, convicted) killed Bull (Eric Givens) at Cortland and Washtenaw, Sept. 27.
The MLD-LL war now seeped into Waukegan: in fall 1995, the leader of the Lovers of Waukegan, was shot (Francisco Aguilar). His cousin, Juan Morales, was 2nd in command for Waukegan. Juan Salgado was the chief security. Latin Lovers believed Fonso shot him, LLs Salgado and Mouse (Carlos Arroyo) killed Fonzie (Jose Soto) May 7, 1996.
An OA was killed in LL hood, and LLs denied it, then OAs continued to kill them. Then a LL named Ace tried to bring peace between OAs and LLs, OAs killed him too, 1990s.
KC wasn't killed on an April 20, he was killed on an April 14.
SCs killed Ruben Perez, 24. Next day, IUs killed KC on Division/Maplewood. SCs killed 2 IUs. Next day, Cruz Morales, 19, killed. Morales was Bruno, Tank’s brother, Tank was IUK leader. 2 days later, Ramon Cruz, 18, of IU killed, shot 9 times while in a car at 1053 N. Springfield, April 17. Next day, James Rosado, 19, of Cobras killed. 4 days later, IUs killed 2 neutrons and wounded a girl that they thought were Cobras, April 22.
Started when Cobras killed a LB named Hector Sanchez by smashing a bag of nails to his head, 1985. LBs retaliated a year later, where Juan Perez, 22, driven by Angel Velez, shot and killed Daniel Pena, 23, in Dec. 1986. They specifically stated it was a retaliation from the previous year incident.
Kings and Cobras were shooting at each other on the 2nd day of the riots in June 1977.
The 1st 6 Latin Kings to be killed by Spanish Cobras:
On Sept. 6, 1977, Cobras shot into a group of 4 Kings on Wabansia and Artesian, killing 1 and wounding 3. Killed was Emerit Muniz, 14, of 1919 N. Rockwell. Survived were Nelson Torres, 19, of 1844 N. Rockwell, Ramon Cotto, 26, of 3623 W. Homer, and Tony Perez, 16, of 2644 W. George.
Lil Capone (Edgar Pagan), 16, and Buff (Rafael Barrezueta), 14, killed by Horse, 17, and another Cobra, on Sept. 1, 1980, at Leavitt/Schiller (Lil Capone from North/Claremont, Buff from Division/Spaulding). A year later, King Tuffy killed (from North/Claremont, killed in an alley near there). Year after that, 2 Kings were killed (Angel Rivera, 17, and Francis Jimenez, 24) by Moose, 21 and Ivan Alvarado, 22, at Whipple/Wabansia (indicted May 1982).
Between Little Village and Pilsen.
Started when a Ambrose named Wolfy (Alfredo Vela, 23, of 1012 N. Marshfield) killed a Coulter King called Butterfly (Robert Del Bosque, 21 of 2010 W. 23rd), in the stomach near 3456 W. 30th, on Aug. 31, 1974. The dispute happened at a bar, which caused Wolfy to go home and come back with a pistol, and smoke Butterfly. The dispute most likely involved the fact that Wolfie flipped from the Kings. 3 and a half years later, the Ambrose was re-arrested for the murder, and Kings beat him to death in the county, and the newspaper says the Ambrose committed suicide in the county (Jan. 1, 1978), where he was 26 and now of 1753 W. Erie. I suspect both versions happened. Wolfy had originally wanted to join the Ambrose, but they didn't let him, so he joined the Kings, then later flipped to the Ambrose.
Then, an Ambrose flipped to King, came back to shoot at Ambrose in King's hood. On July 21, 1977, Vince Galvan, a King flipped from the Ambrose, and Morris Calderon (Moe), shot at Ambrose having a party at 2600 block of S. Sawyer. Shot was Jimmie Vargas, who died on Aug. 1.
Some year later, Joe Negrete and Frenchie (Ryan Fontenot) of the Ambrose kill Apache from the Kings (before Sept. 1977). The LK-Ambrose war on the nation level ended.
On June 17, 2019, Ambrose shot and killed a King from 24th/Drake Victor Ochoa, 38, on the North side, 2900 block of N. Broadway.
Between Crown Town Kings and 63rd Ambrose.
The 1st motherland sect of Crown Town, 53rd/Albany, was started by Phantom in 1987. About a year after they started, they immediately warred with 63rd Ambrose, Phantom was shot in the arm by them.
The 1st Raza killed by Ambrose is Mocho (Jesus Sanchez) by 19th/Loomis (March 19, 1988), by Jose Anaya. Another Raza, Martin Quiroz, was arrested for it 7 days later, who was with Anaya when Razas beat him. According to Quiroz, he and Anaya had picked up 2 girls both named Patty, and when they were in a parking lot by 19th/Loomis, a group of around 10 Razas came and only beat up Anaya, the Ambrose. Both of them went to prison for it.
Lowrider from Razas killed Joe from Ambrose. Peter G later killed Aguila with Rudy Link in his car.
Wedo from Bishops killed Dutchie from Ambrose, a little after 1978. Dutchie had flipped from the LBs.
Gabe from Ambrose shot Frido in 1984, who survived.
The 1st Bishop killed by Ambrose is Buffy in 1988, the 5th Bishop to die. Little Bob and Willie went to prison for it.
There's 2 factors to this story. The 1st factor is.
In 1991, there was a party where a Bishop and a Count were arguing and then got in a fist fight. The Bishop would not calm down after the altercation and later that night he strolled to the outside of the Count gang members’ home and shouted disrespectful things about the Counts then started shooting at the house but did not hit his intended target instead he shot the gang members’ girlfriend in the chest, who died instantly. Later on that night a Count called “Rhino” gunned down a Bishop called “Chuco” to avenge the death of the Counts girlfriend.
The 2nd factor, was a Count had shot Pac man from the Bishops, because Pac man had stabbed a Latin Brother. Then Frido killed that Count that shot Pac man, and Frido didn't want his gang to go to war over him, so he flipped to the Ambrose. Then his younger brother Bobby, also a Bishop, (at that time) was believed to be killed by Vicious of the SDs, so Frido wanted to war with the SDs, but at that time as an Ambrose, couldn't, so flipped back to the Bishops. But later his brother was believed to be killed by Candelario, an Ambrose who lived in SD hood. Bobby was killed in 1986.
In 1973 or 1974, Counts killed Tuddy from the Ambrose in the alley of 18th Pl and Carpenter. Around 1978, Bird from the Ambrose killed Butler from the Counts.
Note: Valente Burnett, 17, and Prince Paul, 20, did not actually kill a Count on Dec. 1, 1978. They killed someone trying to start a car at 1500 W. 18th Pl but the person wasn't a gang member. They were both convicted for it.
When Razas started, as a group of paisas hanging at the park, Homeboys tried messing with Razas, and underestimated them. Homeboys went to Counts, Counts (Jimmy C) killed Microbio on Racine. Microbio was a founding member.
Polish Counts had a section on 23rd/Whipple, 1961. In ~1975 or 1981, Kings and Counts had a peace treaty for 2 week, and after a baseball game at Harrison High School, Mustang and Beto went to go shoot some Counts on 18th as a sneak attack. Mustang killed Albert Magana. A Count saw Beto reaching out of the window to shoot, shot him, Beto was beat by steel garbage cans and ended up paralyzed.
In South Chicago in 1991, Counts claim, and decided to declare war with the Kings. They wanted to war with the Kings from 26th to 95th, and asked the Bishops for help. Bishops refused.
LK-Cullerton Deuce war:
LKs killed a Deuce named Demon on his front porch on Fairfield and 21st, then the Deuces caught that LK and beat him with a bat, he died.
Saints and ALKN were allies in the '80s, Mustang had a residence in Saints hood, by 43rd/Honore.
Then in the early 1990s, a Crown Town King brought a Bishop to Saints hood. Saints weren't cool with Bishops and so a war started. When they came back, the Saints surrounded their car. A Saint stuck the King in the face and started talking shit, CT Kings jumped out and they said it's cause he took the Bishop to Saints hood and so they told Kings to leave and not come back. That CT King was Guero, and that Bishop was from 53rd/Winchester. However, Crown Town was not quite solidified as 1 region at the time, so only Guero's section (51st/Campbell) warred with Saints 1st, then other sections kicked in.
Then there was a peace treaty. Saints had to mandatory throw up a crown then a halo while visiting King's hood. Crown Town eventually broke that treaty cause Saints wanted to open up shop on 57/Sawyer [or 56th/Spaulding].
On a separate story Saints beef with Bridgeport Kings from Tilden, they killed Puppet and Sleepy from 33rd/Morgan 1993-1994. Ralphie / Choke (Rafael Rodriguez, 23) kills a King at 33rd/Morgan on April 11, 1998, Eriverto Mejia, then flees the USA.
Then in Oct. 1999, 26th street Kings purposely shoot by accident the chief of the Saints, he died. It was on purpose because the car was riding on the opposite direction of a 1-way street (25 Rules of Little Village). It was also on accident because had they known who he was they wouldn't have. Saints retaliated by killing Lefty from Crown Town, and Diablo from 51st/Campbell. They also shot up Little Village houses.
There's generally no King-on-Saint crossfire due to Fernando King (Ace). Ace had family that were Saints or high-ranking Saints and prevented ALKN from going to war. Jan. 1998 Ace comes out of prison, and so I suspect he played a role against any retaliation for the 1999 incident. But at the time he had no authority over Crown Town, so there prolly was some crossfire between CT Kings and Saints in the 1990s. 1/1/2003 Ace becomes supreme regional inca, has authority over CT, ends any CT crossfire. In 2004, a new regional inca for Crown Town is appointed, who reports to Ace, Ace makes sure CT don't shoot at Saints also.
In May 2005, a Saint named Mack comes to the Midway Kings, is a courier tells them Saints want to open up shop by Midway, Tino said no. ALKN wanted to war with Saints again, and again Fernando King said no.
Then Dec. 2006 Fernando King put away by feds.
LK-2 6 war:
In 1971 Kings shot into the baseball team, where most of them evolved into the 2 6 gang in 1972. 2 months after the gang formed, Armando Espinosa.
In Brighton Park, 2 6ers started the war. A 2 6 called Crow Dog (Leonard Losoya), 17, had killed Lil Wolf (Sabian Camper), 16, on Aug. 31, 1978, from 36th/Washtenaw. Lil Wolf had started the section, and with Lil Rican's death around the time, caused the section to close.
Party People-Ambrose war:
Blackie who was a Party People turned Ambrose and didn't wanted to get a violation, they got in to it with 18th/Throop Ambrose. Around that same time Coca had turn Party People. In that first war, Bobbies almost end it up paralyzed.
The 1st Ambrose to be killed was killed by Animal of the SDs (Raul Gayton, 19). On August 21, 1969, Animal, assisted with John Rodriguez, killed Joe Campos, 16, at Cullerton and Blue Island. Campos was with 2 other girls, and he shot them over sweaters. They were wearing Ambrose sweaters. Animal also shot Vince Hernandez, 15, in the chest, who survived (though Vince later died in the '90s due to alcoholism and cirrhosis). Animal and John Rodriguez were both arrested for murder a month later.
By 1974, the next Ambrose chief, Louie Limas, was shooting at SDs that survived.
Years later, before Aggie became the chief of the SDs, he was Michael Rodriguez's right-hand man. When Ambrose had approached Michael Rodriguez 1 day, Michael opened up his jacket which displayed lots of guns. Ambrose immediately killed him, then Aggie later vowed revenge against the Ambrose.
By the late '80s, SDs and Ambrose were at peace again. Then before 1990, an Ambrose was with a lady SD, and he beat her, she went to her brothers, they came back to beat the Ambrose. Then the Ambrose went to go shoot at SDs and Party People at Barrett Park, an SD was shot in the balls.
Bro was shot 5x by Lil Tony in 1985, who survived.
When Bobby was killed in 1986, it was speculated to be by Vicious of the SDs, but later speculated to be by an Ambrose.
On Oct. 12, 1989, William Norton (Beanie) killed Javier Ortega. Pac man of the Bishops almost killed Beanie in prison.
Fly was killed by SDs around new year's eve 1991-92, at 19th/Paulina.
There was 2 Saint families living on 59th, 1 of them the Santoyos. 1 house on Spaulding and 1 on Trumbull, SDs had tried to shoot and burn down their houses. 59th SDs opened up on 59th/Spaulding in summer of 1993, they came from 27th/Komensky.
SD-2 6 war:
SDs and 2 6 in Brighton did not like each other in 1982, but didn't have crossfire until 1988 at a basketball court. Turning point was on Feb. 29, 1988, when 4 SDs fired about 6 bullets at 2 6er playing basketball at 3542 W. Pershing and 1 of them was killed. 1 of the intended targets was a 2 6 leader named James Pelican.
Little Village and Pilsen.
SDs had a sect in 2 6 hood. In the 1990s, Ghost from Hellzone 24th/Rockwell shot and killed a 2 6 named Tony by the Walgreen's. This caused SDs to close their sect in 2 6 hood, 27th/Komensky. Ghost and Oso were beating a shorty 2 6 and Tony jumped in and beated Oso so Ghost shot him in the head.
The 1st Cicero King killed was 15 year-old Jose Salas (Baby J), 1600 North LSD, after from beach, likely from GDs. The 1st to die in the hood was Pascual Lara Jr. (Lil Man), 16, in 1997, killed 5600 Cermak, by SDs.
An SD named Roberto Sanchez, 17, killed in forest preserve, Dec. 27, 2000, by an SD, who flipped from LKs. Edwin Chico Martinez, 20. Killed over $600.
The 1st King from South Chicago to be killed by SGDs was Dice from 89th in 1985, killed by Puerto Rican Roger. 3 SGDs went to prison for it. All 3 of them passed away after coming out.
On August 9, 1985, a group of 8 or 9 SGDs, drove to Hammond, Indiana to buy beer. After buying beer and returning to the car, 2 cars filled with Latin Kings drove up. Because they were outnumbered, the SGDs ran. After returning to Chicago, 15 to 20 gang members took a van to the neighborhood where the Aguinaga brothers [or Aquinozas] lived, which was known to be a Latin Kings area. They got out of the van at 90th and Escanaba. And Dice was killed.
All 3 SGDs that went to prison for it were Puerto Rican. Dice was believed to be Mexican.
Another story, on Sept. 27, 1992, a group of 4-5 Kings shot a SGD in the head named Juan Garcia who was outside 8812 S. Houston. Bullet lodged into his brain and he was in a coma, later testified against a King who was in the group, and got 10 years.
2 2 Boy-SD war.
Around 1993/94, 2 2 Boys shot Spooky in the face (and survived), some say Emma from 2 2 Boys did it, some say that’s what sparked it all up. Spooky was shot in the face because SDs had had wanted the whole 2 2 Boys whole section to flip to SDs-24th/Rockwell.
Pancho went down for the murder. He got out around 2012. Then Pancho wanted to kill a SD for this. Pelón was a 2 2 Boy who lived on 23rd between Washtenaw and Rockwell, Pancho went by Pelons house thinking they still cool, chilled had dinner, afterwards Pancho killed him.
There was 2 factors that prevented the 2 gangs to war: Pelon's cousin was Joker from 24th/Rockwell. This prevented people in the neighborhood to tag "Pelon rots." The 2nd is, Aggie's son Malo, was a SD who just flipped from the 2 2 Boys.
Around 2010, 42nd/Campbell took over 22nd/Cal too, but 24th/Rockwell didn’t allow. Bobby D from 24th was killed around the time and possibly by 42nd/Campbell.
Emma from 2 2 boys had cousins that were 42nd/Campbell, the sect leader from the 1990s.
Interracial Gang Wars
On July 12, 1990, a GD named Russell Williams shot Frank Hernandez who survived, and his pregnant girlfriend in the head, Luz Fernandez, who died. Luz has a sister named Debra Escobedo, 49, who was shot on June 1, 2014, in Bridgeport and died a month later.
Years later a GD called Guebo assisted SDs in shooting Saints.
Lord Gino designated GDK in 1978.
On August 3, 1989, a King named Jose Costillo shot and killed Corey Davis, 1300 block of W. 51st, cuz the GD had a tilted cap and the Kings took offense to it.
Note: according to a West side GD born 1960, a GD called Snoopy was killed by Kings in 1970 at Grand/Kedzie.
Lord Gino killed a Vice Lord in 1971, and went to prison for it. Almost 2 decades later (1990), Vice Lords killed Happy from Kedzie/Cortez, started a war. Happy's father Pete was high-ranking. By that time, there were racial problems between Humboldt Park Kings and Vice Lords. For example:
Dec. 1986, a group of Black guys in a car driving at Division/Spaulding, Kings were walking the street slowly, they honked their horn, the Kings hit the car with their hand, the drivers got out asked why you hit the car for, got into a fight, Kings used racial slurs, a different 1 came out with a gun, threatened to shoot, told them to get back into their car, eventually a King shot into a car killing a sleeping Black girl. The King was called Polocko, he went to prison for it.
Black Gang Wars
On July 26, 1966, a East Side Disciple named Danny Butler, 14, of 5633 S. Cottage Grove, is arrested for shooting at a Stone named Bernard Green, 19, of 1527 E. 67th, who survives.
April 2, 1968, a Devil Disciple in a taxi shoots and kills a Stone named Hillary Johnson, 16, of 1051 E. 42nd, survives Michael Adams, 14.
On May 8, 1968, 3 Stones shot at David Barksdale and 2 others in a car, and all 3 Stones were arrested: Melvin Bailey, 19, Andrew McChristian 19, and Edward Dinkins 21. In the car with Barksdale are William Gaddy, Tyrone Withers, and Mitchell Newton, at 6526 S. Ellis.
On April 26, 1969, there was a party at 83rd and East End, where a Devil Disciple named Alva Love, 17, of 9126 S. Harper, shot and killed a Ranger. Then Jerome Jackson, 15, of 8906 S. Greenbay, was arrested for killing Love.
On June 2, 1969, a Disciple named Larry Davenport, 19, of 6543 S. Racine, kills a Stone named Marcus Joyner, 19, of 6502 S. Loomis.
On Sept. 8, 1968, a Supreme Gangster named Booker Ransom, 19, killed by Stones at 65th and University. The next day a Stone named Jerome Cogwell, 19 is killed at Robert Taylor Homes, 5244 S. State.
Note: in spring 2021, I got a confirmation from a GD board member that Booker Ransom was the 1st GD to be killed (this was to clear confusion that all the newspaper mistakenly listed Booker Ransom as a Devil Disciple.).
Started from competition drug money at Robert Taylor Homes, then seeped South. The 1st BD killed by GDs in the South side is JuJu Butler, killed at 52XX S. Federal, around 1990. But a big turning point was in summer 1991, when the #2 leader of BDs was killed by young GD shortys, Mickey Bull. By Aug. 1991, they were already established enemies. Around 1996, David Barksdale's son was killed found in the trunk of a car in Evanston, IL. The biggest ranking GD killed by BDs - although there weren't any in the 1990s, in the mid-2000s there was Hot Rod, a GD governor from Edubb (in Englewood) killed near 62nd/Vernon.
Note: BDs would not have wanted to split from the BGD, as GDs had the upper hand. The 3 GD leaders that pushed for, or approved of the BGD split, was 3 governors, 1 from the South side, and 2 from the West side wow: Big Lowe, Red, and Manashaw.
Some sample early stories:
On April 28, 1991, a GD called Mann (Dajuan Banks) had shot 3 BDs that survived at outside the Robert Taylor Homes. The 3 BDs shot were Kenneth Lemons, David Ross, and James New aka James Harris. Also arrested was Aundrake Parks.
On Aug. 7, 1991, 3 GDs were killed during 2 drive-by shootings, fired from BDs from a taxicab in Englewood. Terrence Brooks was convicted for it. The 3 GDs were John Coleman and Greg Archibald at 600 W. 71st, and Rhenardo Bussle at 66th/Peoria. Allen Epton was a GD who survived the shooting on 71st, and said the taxicab was driven by Tojo (Ivan Smith). He also identified Maurice, Javan, Deloney, and Ollie Bays. CPD interviewed Javan, who verified that he, Maurice, Tojo, Ollie Bays, defendant, and Curtis Milsap were involved. George Cruthard and Marcus Taylor, were the 2 shot that survived on Peoria.
Terrence Brooks was convicted of the death penalty, but spared by Governor Ryan in 2003.
On June 11, 1993, William Ware, James Hale, and Rodney Watson attended a GD party at 6500 S. Lowe Avenue, surrounded by BD territory. At ~11:30 p.m., a gunman fired shots into the group which killed Hale and injured Ware. According to defendant, on June 11, 1993, he attended a meeting of the BDs, of which he was a member since 1989. Defendant had attained the rank of co-minister within the gang, and stayed after the meeting to talk with other members of the gang who were in positions of authority. At the post-meeting, defendant learned that a man by the name of Howard (a GD) was putting out cigarettes on the faces of girls associated with BDs. A leader of the BDs then instructed defendant to go with a group and find and shoot Howard.
GD-BD war in 2006 in Englewood and West Englewood:
GDs killed Kyle Jackson, 41, at 6900 Carpenter 5/7/2005, BDs killed Calvin Wilson, 33, at 1100 Marquette apartment 6/20/2006. John Rondo, 19, was killed but wasn't a GD, he hung out with GDs, at 6400 Seeley 9/21/2006. Notes: when the GD-BD war started, a place where GDs and BDs did not go to war, throughout the 1990s, was the Washington Park and downtown area.
The 1st VL killed by 4CH was Prince Dirt, a CIVL, killed by Don Black, around 1980, at Central/Jackson.
The 1st MIVL killed by 4CH was Raceski, around 1991, at LaVergne/Adams.
1st VL killed by GDs is Robert Jackson, a CIVL, killed around 1976 near Madison/Cicero.
New Breeds-VL war:
-Started when New Breeds killed Willie Cage, a CVL, who was found dead in the trunk of a car, on June 8, 1985, outside ABLA homes at 1239 S. Racine. (He was believed to be dead for several days.). The body of Nicole Carroll, 24, of 720 N. Ridgeway, was with him. Willie was 31 and of 4828 W. Van Buren.
But Minister Rico had family that were New Breeds, so no retaliation happened.
15 years later, on Sept. 29, 2000, a group of New Breeds kidnapped and killed the #2 leader of Vice Lords, Elbert Mahone (Pierre). 3 weeks later, Linard Kidd, 27, was arrested and went to prison for it. Pierre was kidnapped at 16th/Hamlin and found in an alley behind 2621 S. Komensky.
5 years later, TVLs killed Kenny Eye near Troy/Douglas, as well as Country, near 16th/Kedzie, both around 2005. TVLs had killed Marquel Harper, 16 on Oct. 27, 2006, and 3 New Breeds were going to retaliate, but CPD killed 2 of them, 3rd 1 arrested.
On Oct. 16, 1971, CPD found Virgil White dead in a pool of blood, at a playground of Ryerson Elementary School, 616 N. Lawndale, but he was holding an address book where on the 1st page wrote "Greg Vincent and Chop Dog Kill Me." So CPD arrested those 2 Black Souls for it. Virgil White was a Imperial Insane Vice Lord. According to Vice Lords I asked, the murder was over women.
The 2nd VL and 1st CVL to be killed by Souls is Smoke (Donte Williams) in 1973-74.
The 3rd VL and 2nd CVL killed by Souls is James Wells, at Henry Horner Homes, around June 3, 1983.
The 1st MIVL killed by Souls is Mike Mike at Superior/Kilpatrick around 1991.
The 1st VL killed by Stones is Mike Murphy (Lil Mike), killed around 1987 on Homan near Roosevelt. Some think the Albany VLs killed him, but that area just recently became a Stone area.
Between current and former gangs
An Ambrose named Tom Perez, who has a brother named Mario, started the war with the Spartans.
Ambrose-Villa Lobos war:
Villa Lobos had a hardware store, an Ambrose kills Ralphie there, then dumps his body in the Chicago River. That Ambrose later went to prison, was liked by Kings for being a killer, and later that Ambrose got a crown tattoo on his back. Ambrose were upset at that, but he did not technically flip, cuz he tried to be liked by Ambrose and Kings at the same time.
Villa Lobos killed a White Ambrose called Greek in the mid-'70s, Greek has done 1 body before.
Ambrose later killed Orlando in June 1983. He was set up, shot 17x in front of Tito's Hacienda parking lot. He was 21.
On April 29, 1983, Sarkis H. Eshaya (Ace) did street gang murder of Marcos Ocampo and the attempted murder of Martin Salgado, whom were Brazers, at Rainbow Nightclub on Clark and Lawrence. Was a group of 5 (3 Brazers and 2 neutrons) and 3 Kings, and what caused the fight is disputed by both sides, except that they agreed that the fight started after a fist fight between King Humphrey Jenzeh and Brazer Romell Nava.
Latin Souls-King war:
On April 27, 1976, a Soul named Jose L. Diaz, 19, of 6050 S. Winchester, and a 16 year-old, kills a King named Mandy Efren Camacho, at 5600 block of S. Maplewood, of 6343 S. Artesian. The 2 Souls were called Wino and Chico (in no order).
The 1st Jiver to be killed, Boo Boo, was killed on November 11, 1980, by Half Pint from the Warlords.