|Jabri Sims Chicago Police Dept|
The arrests of two brothers after a police raid in Uptown has many people in that neighborhood jumping for joy.
Both men, whose family has been at the center of more violence and crime than most Chicagoans will ever see, are facing a variety of felony charges, police said Thursday.
Chicago cops and federal drug enforcement authorities raided the home of 18-year-old Jabri Sims and 21-year-old Jordan Sims in the 4400 block of North Malden around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a source.
Jabri Sims is charged with felony possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number; two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance; and one felony count of manufacturing and delivering cannabis.
|Jordan Sims | Chicago Police Dept|
He was found in possession of 90 grams of suspected heroin worth $13,500, $600 worth of pot, and a defaced 6-shot revolver, according to prosecutors.
His older brother is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Cops say Jordan Sims was in possession of about $70 worth of cocaine and a suspected Ecstasy pill.
A police press release stated that Jabri Sims was also found in possession of a semi-automatic handgun, but no related charges were filed, according to a CWBChicago review of court records.
Authorities’ interest in the CHA building at 4425 North Malden heated up after a suspected gunman and witnesses were seen running into the back door of the complex moments after a 17-year-old boy was shot in the head nearby on April 29.
No strangers to violence, the Sims’ older brother, Gregory, was shot dead in Uptown at 2:42 p.m. on a sunny September afternoon last year. He’d been released from prison less than two weeks earlier.
A cellphone image of Gregory Sims’ death captured in indelible image of Uptown’s struggle against drug and gang violence.
An Uptown pastor raised his hand to the sky in prayer while a complete stranger administered CPR in an unsuccessful attempt to let Gregory Sims live another day.
Chicago police records show that Jabri Sims has been arrested eight times in the eight months since Gregory Sims was shot dead. Charges against him have included receiving-possessing a stolen motor vehicle; drug possession; theft; and reckless conduct.
The Sims brothers’ mother still lives in the 4425 North Malden building, a hotbed of Black P Stone gang activity.
The day after her son Gregory was killed, a woman identified as Tracy Sims wrote a comment on CWBChicago.
“He was a child of God who is a angel in Heaven now. 1 thing for sure is just we all were born we all got to die and no one know when,where,why or how….. so who knows what will be said about you when it’s your turn ijs. Mrs.Sims”