Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Area 4 Homicide Investigation Cleared-Closed by Arrest & Prosecution of Taevon Abston


This is an Area 4 Detective Division Violent Crimes/Homicide Unit arrest of offender now identified as ABSTON, TAEVON.

This report is not to be read alone, but with all other reports filed with Records Division Number JE-136516

All information in this report is in-essence and not verbatim, unless otherwise noted.

This case has other RD associations in a vehicular hijacking and robbery offenses committed prior to this homicide, and multiple other RD and CB associations are referenced in the investigation section of this report.

R/Ds were assigned this investigation by the on-duty A/4 VC/Homicide Sgt. after notification by 011th District field unit with regards to a homicide at 725 N. Trumbull on Beat 1121. R/Ds relocated from the area to the scene.

The below account outlines the initial response and investigation findings of responding 011th District units.

Time: 5:46:51AM

Date: 09 February 2021

Beat of Assignment: 1112

Event#: 01755


Beat 1121 assigned to information sent by OEMC Z11 that dispatcher had received numerous calls of shots fired and a call of a person shot at Trumbull & Huron, and Chicago & Trumbull. Fire responding but caller hung-up.Then info said 700 N Trumbull by the lot.
1114 arrived and located the victim now identified as QUILES, GUILLERMO at 725 N. Trumbull.

Z11 then received a call of 6 shots fired, and a brief description of two males one with a black coat and one with the grey coat running towards Chicago Ave. 1102-S (SDSC) was able to determine from camera footage that these two individuals were not the offenders, as they were standing in the street and smoking when the shots were fired and were merely fleeing for safety.

Victim Quiles, Guillermo was transported in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital.
After victim QUILES was transported by A64 to Sinai, 1102-S (SDSC) related to Beat 1114 that 8 rounds were heard by the shotspotter upon 1114’s investigative inquiry.
UCR changed from 041-A to 0110 at 08:06:30AM. Victim QUILES pronounced at 07:59AM. Victim QUILES assigned ME# 201-01-930


1121 - Paper

5420 - A/4 Violent Crimes/Homicide Sgt.

CFD: A64 and E44 assigned

1131 - Gammon - Star# 9694 (Req Officer - Body Removal)

A/4 Garcia - Star# 20584

M.E. Ferguson 83


R/Ds learned through investigation that the offender identified now as ABSTON, TAEVON was one of three offenders involved in a robbery pattern of Dunkin Donuts businesses, and a vehicular hijacking.

Investigation revealed that ABSTON was the offender in a robbery at 5:20AM on 09 Feb 2021 at 3310 W. Addison, followed by this homicide at 5:45AM at 725 N. Trumbull, followed by a 2nd armed robbery at 6:22PM at 5050 W. Grand Ave in Elmwood Park, Illinois across the street from the Beat 2512 boundary. The offender was then involved in a 3rd armed robbery at 5000 W. Irving Park Rd. at 10:13PM.

2502-S advised Z11 at 8:19:06AM on 09 Feb 2021 that a vehicle with Minnesota plate [redacted], grey Chevy Equinox with a lock on the drivers side door wanted in connection with this investigation was last seen in 025.

During the 1st Watch on 10 Feb 2021, 015th District SDSC (1502-S) notified units that a stolen dark red Toyota RAV 4 was spotted at 154 N. Laramie. POD footage showed two male offenders, one being ABSTON with the vehicle, and ABSTON was on-scene when units arrived. ABSTON attempted to flee on foot, but was arrested by pursuing units.

ABSTON was searched incident to arrest by arresting units, and units recovered a handgun on ABSTON’S person. A 9mm weapon with a flashlight attachment fell to the ground during the search at time of arrest. Also recovered was the key to the stolen Rav4.

ABSTON was then transported to Area 4 Detective HQ. R/Ds started the ERI in the interview room where ABSTON was taken prior to his being placed there upon his arrival at A/4. R/Ds then entered the interview room and identified themselves, and informed ABSTON of the nature of this interview. ABSTON was given a copy of CPD miranda rights and Miranda waiver form which R/Ds read out loud to ABSTON. ABSTON stated he understood his rights and chose to speak with R/Ds.

R/Ds learned through investigation that ABSTON and all other offenders in this case are members of the Beam Team street gang, a subset of the New Breeds gang. The New Breeds are an offshoot of the original BG's (Black Gangsters). The Black Gangsters are one of three factions of the BGD's (Black Gangster Disciples). Department intelligence records show that the other two factions are the GD's (Gangster Disciples) and the BD's (Black Disciples).
The New Breeds were founded in 1972 by offenders George Davis, Rodger Collins, Julius Davis, and Maurice Jackson in the boundaries of area 4.

Department records that were destroyed in accordance with Illinois records destruction laws, and multiple intelligence sources show that the New Breeds may have started as early as the 1950s as a gang called “The Goon Squad”, and were active into the 1960s. Illinois Circuit Court Archives may still hold investigative and historical intelligence value.

R/Ds learned of the identity of the 2nd ADULT offender, and the location of the stolen Equinox. ABSTON told R/Ds that the 2nd adult offender was the driver of the Equinox during the commission of this homicide, and some of the robberies. ABSTON identified a 3rd offender as being a JUVENILE, stating that the JUVENILE was the 2nd shooter at the homicide and 2nd gun offender during the hijacking of the Equinox and at the robberies.
R/Ds had the Equinox recovered on the 900 block of S. Central ave near where the 2nd adult offender lives.

R/Ds summoned the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Felony Review Unit who then responded to A/4.

Felony review released ABSTON’S adult co-arrestee without charges. ABSTON was charged with the offenses listed above in this report and transferred to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff at 26th & California. Bond court scheduled 12 Feb 2021 with Judge Arthur Wesley Willis. ABSTON held without bond.

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