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Argument with wife trips up wanted man in Gary

Kenneth Blackman. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media

Kenneth Blackman. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: April 15, 2013 10:39PM



GARY — Kenneth Blackman eluded the FBI and Chicago police during a sweep of 17 other alleged members of the Black Disciples earlier this month.

But Gary police had no trouble finding him Sunday morning after he argued with his wife, who directed Patrolman Carlos Aleman and Cpl. Timothy Komoscar right to him.

Blackman, with three other Indiana residents including his brother, Walter “Gangster” Blackman, 50, a Miller resident, were charged as part of a drug and gun trafficking investigation at Altgeld Gardens on Chicago’s south side.

Most of the suspects were rounded up on April 4 and 5, but only one defendant, Kenneth Blackman, was still at large. Chicago police and the FBI targeted him as one of their “most wanted.”

About 7:30 a.m. Sunday, police went to the area of 38th Avenue and Louisiana Street in Glen Park in response to reports of a disturbance.

Blackman’s wife told police where her husband could be found, just a couple blocks away, and said he had a warrant.

She described his car and showed them a picture of him, Gary police spokeswoman Cpl. Gabrielle King said.

Blackman is charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun. His brother is charged with violating federal drug and firearms laws. Derrick Christopher, 54, and Brian Washington, 26, were charged in U.S. District Court Northern District in Hammond. Christopher is charged with selling guns without a license and Washing with dealing cocaine.

A news release issued April 5 by the FBI after the sweep said the charges are part of an ongoing investigation into gun and drug trafficking. Most of the suspects were apprehended in Chicago and are charged in U.S. District Court in Chicago.



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