Chicago – Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced a Cook County man was convicted of attempted murder after shooting at Chicago police officers who responded to an emergency call.
A Cook County jury found Latrell Allen, 23, of Chicago, 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. The Attorney General’s office prosecuted Allen, who faces a sentence of between 40 and 100 years in prison. Allen’s sentencing is scheduled for July 10.
“I am pleased with the jury’s decision,” 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 as they protect our communities.”
In 2020, 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.