“We are very confident in the very near future we will be able to tie this gang and its members to the senseless and tragic murders of Lauren Calvillo and Christopher Watt” United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch
January 23, 2018-After nearly 2 1/2 years, the family of Lauren Calvillo may finally see justice served. Lauren was murdered on June 29, 2015. 16 year old Lauren Calvillo was on her front porch whe she heard gunfire heard gunfire and immediately tried to get several young chidren in the house. Lauren saved the lives of those children but succumbed to the gunshot wounds she received while scrambling to save them. Hammond Police determined that Lauren had been caught in gang crossfire.
US Attorney Kirsch today announced the indictment of 6 members of the Latin Counts Street Gang. According to Kirsch, the members of the street gang were involved in drug trafficking and violence. Three of the six were charged with racketeering. US Attorney Kirsch says that he expects that charges in the murder of Lauren Calvillo will follow soon as a result of this investigation.
You can see the full press conference, courtesy of WJOB AM1230 and FM 104.7, below: