Something tells me hes probably gonna trip a few times on the way to jail…
A suspected Chicago gang leader faces federal charges for shooting an ATF agent in the face last week.
Investigators arrested Ernesto “Ernie” Godinez, 27, on Monday — three days after he allegedly gunned down a federal agent in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood.
“Violent assaults on law enforcement agents working to make the community safer will not be tolerated,” said U.S. Attorney John R. Lausch, Jr. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to holding such offenders accountable, as are our local, state, and Federal law enforcement partners, whose tireless investigation to identify and locate the defendant after the shooting made this prosecution possible.”
Investigators said security footage from three separate cameras captures Godinez, co-leader of the Almighty Saints, approaching the corner of West 44th Street and South Hermitage Avenue around 3:15 a.m. May 4, just minutes before a city police scanner detected seven gunshots in the same area. The same cameras show Godinez fleeing the scene back towards his residence a block away.
Special Agent in Charge Celinez Nunez of ATF’s Chicago Field Division provides an update on agent’s condition. pic.twitter.com/DdHam5wtH3
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) May 8, 2018
“Throughout the time period described above, the law enforcement and private surveillance footage reviewed by law enforcement does not depict any civilians in the vicinity of the shooting other than the individual identified as Godinez,” the criminal complaint says. “Likewise, prior to reacting to the shots fired, law enforcement agents in the vicinity of the operation did not see any other civilians.”
The unidentified agent wounded in the attack was…