Four Corner Hustlers

FOUR CORNER HUSTLERS

 

The Four Corner Hustlers was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1969 by King Walter Wheat and Freddy Malik Gauge. The violent gang became a close ally of the Vice Lords in 1977 and began extorting area drug dealers in Chicago’s west side. As hundreds of the gangs members found their selves in Illinois state prison, the gang decided to alliance itself with the All Mighty Vice Lords Nation in 1986 as a form of protection against its rival, the Gangster Disciples Nation. The gang remains small in prison but is known for its brutality and organized gang structure on the streets of Chicago.

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: 4CH, colors black and gold, black diamond
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Chicago, Illinois, Kansas City, Kansas
Alliances: Vice Lords
Members: 900
Racial make up: Black
Threat: Moderate

FOUR CORNER HUSTLERS CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1969, the Four Corner Hustlers is founded in Chicago, Illinois by King Walter Wheat and Freddy Malik Gauge.

In 1992, Four Corner Hustlers leader Monroe Banks is murdered after a drug deal gone bad. (Gang Intelligence 101)

On August 3, 1993, members of the Four Corner Hustlers shoot and kill Kareem Williams with a shot gun blast to the head in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Groves, 677 N.E.2d 1351, 287 Ill.App.3d 84 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1997)

On March, 1994, members of the Four Corner Hustlers brutally murder Phillip Matthews. (PEOPLE v. FOSTER, 722 N.E.2d 658 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1999)

In 1995, Four Corner Hustlers leader Angelo Roberts is found dead in the trunk of a car. (Gang Intelligence 101)

On February 26, 1995, members of the Four Corner Hustlers brutally murder Louis Moret. (State v. Blue, 792 N.E.2d 1149, 205 Ill.2d 1 (Ill., 2001)

In August 1995, Four Corner Hustler members murder Christopher Humphrey in an apparent car jacking in Kansas. (State v. Claiborne, 262 Kan. 416, 940 P.2d 27 (Kan., 1997)

On November 15, 1995, Charinida Willford is shot in the head by a stray bullet fired by members of the Four Corner Hustlers. The bullet was directed at members of the Vice Lords. (People v. Anderson, 291 Ill.App.3d 843, 684 N.E.2d 845 (Ill. App. 1 Dist., 1997)

On July 7, 1997, Mary Harris is shot and killed by a stray bullet fired by members of the Four Corner Hustlers while standing in her front porch in Chicago, Illinois. (State v. Blackwell (Ill. App., 2001)

On January 20, 1997, Four Corner Hustler members force their way into the home of Annie Hamler and murder in an apparent home invasion robbery. (People v. Smith M., 776 N.E.2d 781, 333 Ill. App.3d 622, 267 Ill. 409 (Ill. App., 2002)

On August 12, 1998, members of the Four Corner Hustlers brutally murder New Breed street gang rival Vincent Ruffin in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Davis, No. 1-01-1966 (Ill. App. 1/7/2004)

On July 12, 2000, members of the Four Corner Hustlers shoot and kill rival Vice Lords member Mitchell Dotson in Chicago, Illinois. (People v. Powell, No. 1-03-1008 (IL 12/30/2004), 822 N.E.2d 131, 355 Ill. App.3d 124 (IL, 2004)

On July 20, 2003, members of the Four Corner Hustlers brutally murder Tyree Bias then place his body in the truck of a car before burning the vehicle. (People v. McCarter, No. 1-06-0058 (Ill. App. 6/6/2008)

On September 23, 2005, members of the Four Corner Hustlers shoot and kill Zhontele. (Payne People v. Johnson, No. 1-06-0833 (Ill. App. 9/8/2008)