COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A possible witness in a case against the Latin Saints remains hospitalized with nine bullet wounds following an attempt on his life.
Carlos Patino, a fellow member of the Latin Saints who knew the victim, was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly opened fire on the man, striking him nine times on Aug. 10.
Another purported Latin Saint whom prosecutors did not name was ordered held on $500,000 bond on charges he threatened the man, who is hospitalized, one day prior to the shooting, warning him not to go to court, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said Tuesday.
"He told him he better watch his back," Scaduto said, adding that he was later charged with illegal communication with a witness.
All three of the men — the victim, his alleged shooter and the man accused of threatening a witness — are all part of the same gang.
Prosecutors did not provide any details about the case because the victim is a possible witness.
Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Patino held on $500,000 bond.