Hobart man facing murder charge in Chicago gang fight

2013-07-22T20:04:00Z 2013-07-22T22:37:09Z Hobart man facing murder charge in Chicago gang fightTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 22, 2013 8:04 pm  • 

CHICAGO | A Hobart man is facing a murder charge stemming from a gang fight in Chicago over the weekend that left one man dead.

Wenceslao Arriaga, 25, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery. He will have his first appearance in court Tuesday.

Chicago police said Arriaga was identified as the driver who struck two people at about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 5700 block of South Central Park. A 23-year-old man was struck by the vehicle and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Jose Ibarra, 20, of the 3500 block of 58th Street in Cicero, died at the scene from multiple injuries sustained during the vehicle crash, the Cook County medical examiner's office said. He was pronounced dead at 3:07 p.m. by paramedics.

Prior to the crash, Chicago police said Arriaga and the two men were involved in a gang fight in the area. The three men are alleged members of the Latin Kings street gang.

Arriaga was taken to a local hospital and treated for a stab wound in the abdomen before being booked into jail, police said.

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