By Jeremy Ross, CBS Chicago
The ATF continued its call for the public’s help after the ambush-style attack on one of their agents early Friday morning.
There’s a large police presence in the area of the shooting. There are also protesters who were frustrated with that presence.
(The Chicago police superintendent asked for the public’s help in finding the gunman who ambushed and shot an ATF agent in the face. Courtesy of ABC News and YouTube. Posted on May 5, 2018)
More than two dozen people outlined claims of intimidation, harassment and mistreatment by officers as they try to find the attacker.
The group said while they feel for law enforcement, gunfire in the neighborhood happens on a daily basis and they don’t see a similar police response.
“Just because you’re wearing a badge, it matters more? How do you think that makes us feel,” questioned protester Mayra Salinas.
(Learn More. Authorities continue their search on Chicago’s South Side for a suspect involved in the shooting of an ATF agent early Friday. Several rewards are being offered for information on the suspect. Courtesy of CBS Chicago and YouTube. Posted on May 5, 2018)
Police said they want to build relationships with residents in that neighborhood.
UPDATE: ATF is offering a reward of up to $61,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for critically wounding an ATF special agent with the newly created ATF Crime Gun Strike Force, established to combat gun violence in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/RGu9MAKoTF
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) May 4, 2018
The ATF agent shot Friday is expected to make a full recovery. A source is calling the incident gang related.
More than $61,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
A police tip line has been set up. That number is 312-747-8380.
(In an attempt to combat the violence that is plaguing Chicago, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) set up a program called the “Chicago Crime Guns Strike Force” task force. Courtesy of American Military News and YouTube. Posted on Feb 6, 2017)
Editor’s Note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured agent, local, state and federal agents and Chicago community citizen’s throughout this ordeal until the responsible parties are taken into custody.