Joint Effort By Local and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Lead to Indictment For 2018 Murder of Chicago City Worker

May 29, 2019

Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced an indictment for the murder of a Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation employee who was killed in a 2018 shooting that occurred in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.

State’s Attorney Foxx said that the indictment highlights the collaboration of local and federal authorities who worked together on the investigation which led to the arrest and indictment of a member of the La Raza street gang.  

“I applaud the efforts our law enforcement partners at the Chicago Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who worked tirelessly to secure critical evidence which led to the filing of charges in this case, “ said State’s Attorney Foxx. “We value these partnerships as we continue to work together to address issues of public safety in our communities and seek justice on behalf of victims and their families.”   

“This investigation is an excellent example of how ATF’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network(NIBIN) is a critical tool in generating investigative leads, ultimately bringing closure to the victim’s family,” remarked Tim Jones, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Chicago Field Division. “The Chicago Police Department and ATF reviewed and analyzed the ballistic information, ultimately linking the weapon used in this homicide to the offenders. Crime gun intelligence methodology, alongside effective law enforcement partnerships, are critical in investigating and solving firearm-related violent crimes in the city of Chicago.”

Terrell L. Jones, 32, and a 27 year-old man were shot on March 17, 2018 after two men armed with loaded assault rifles fired upon the victims as they were stopped at a red light near 50th & Ashland in Chicago.  Jones was shot in the back and later died from his injuries.  The other victim suffered graze wounds but has since recovered.   

Albaro Guerrero-Garcia, 20, appeared in court Tuesday where the indictment of First Degree Murder, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery and Mob Action charges were announced. Guerrero-Garcia is currently held without bail in Cook County Jail and will be arraigned on June 6, 2019.  There is a continuing and active investigation for the uncharged co-offender in this case.