ATTORNEY GENERAL RAOUL OBTAINS 60-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR COOK COUNTY MAN OVER ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICERS
Chicago – Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced a Cook County judge sentenced a Cook County man found guilty of attempted murder after shooting at Chicago police officers who responded to an emergency call.
Attorney General Raoul’s office prosecuted Latrell Allen, 24, of Chicago, who was sentenced to 60 years in prison by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Byrne. Allen was previously found guilty of two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in the direction of a peace officer.
“I am pleased with this sentence, which holds the defendant accountable for willfully endangering the lives of police officers who were doing their jobs to protect our communities,” Raoul said. “I remain committed to working with law enforcement agencies across the state to stem the tide of gun violence in Illinois and help keep officers safe.”
In 2020, the Chicago Police officers responded to a 911 call of a man in Moran Park with a gun and saw Allen near the park wearing clothing matching the description given by the caller. Allen fled from the officers, and they chased him into an alley where he opened fire on them. Bullets ricocheted around the officers, but they were not hit. The investigation uncovered that Allen fired at least eight shots at the officers.
Bureau Chief Steve Nate, Supervising Attorney Dan Weiler and Assistant Attorney General Peter Ravoori prosecuted the case for Raoul’s Criminal Trials and Prosecutions Bureau.