$25K bond for teen caught with handgun at gang funeral
SUN-TIMES STAFF December 9, 2012 2:28PM
Yarber, of the 4100 block of West Van Buren Street, was charged with a felony count of carrying a concealed weapon after a witness told police he had a handgun at a funeral for an alleged gang member. / Chicago Police.
Updated: December 10, 2012 3:16AM
Bond was set Sunday at $25,000 for a teenage boy accused of carrying a concealed weapon to a funeral for a known gang member Saturday afternoon, police said.
Roosevelt J. Yarber, 17, of the 4100 block of West Van Buren Street, was arrested and charged after a witness allegedly told officers that Yarber had a handgun during a funeral service in the 100 block of South Kilpatrick about 11 a.m., police said. Yarber was carrying a loaded .44 Magnum handgun, according to police.
Yarber is next scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 14.
Yarber and a group of six others walked in to the funeral of a known Gangster Disciples on Saturday morning and left minutes later, police said. Officers were at the funeral in the 4600 block of West Madison Street as part of an effort to crack down on violence at gang members’ funerals.
Yarber is not a known gang member, but the people he was with are members of the Four Corner Hustlers or New Breeds gangs, Escalante said.