JammedUp News


Two FBI agents shot while trying to arrest top Chicago gang leader

May 26, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two FBI agents shot while trying to arrest top Chicago gang leader

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

A pair of federal agents were shot on Tuesday while attempting to execute an arrest warrant at the home of a Chicago gang leader, FBI officials announced.

According to the Chicago Tribune, 50-year-old Melvin Toran was found dead inside the home but haven’t revealed whether he was killed by federal law enforcement agents or by the SWAT team that descended on the quiet cul-de-sac in suburban Park Forest.

A spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed Toran as the dead man but said forensic specialists haven’t determined the cause of death because the autopsy is still pending.

According to FBI spokesman, Garrett Croon, both injured agents were treated at local area hospitals and have been subsequently released.

The U.S. Prosecutor said Tuesday’s operation to arrest Toran, who police have identified as a high-ranking leader of the Black P Stone Nation street gang was a result of a two-year joint drug trafficking investigation targeting the Black P Stone Nation members and associates and others led by the FBI and Chicago Police Dept.

Officials said the gang probe involved extensive surveillance operations along with wiretapped cellphone conversations. Federal agents and Chicago Police arrested another ten co-conspirators early Tuesday including a suspect in Indiana and another in Minnesota.

Authorities also seized “distribution quantities” of heroin, cocaine, along with an unspecified amount of drug cash and numerous weapons during the raid.

Get the latest news from the world of crime