|L to R: Deavonte Kimble; Marchello Watson; and Herbert Wright. | Chicago Police Dept|
UPDATE 5PM — In court this afternoon, prosecutors said that the accused men were in a limousine and their driver informed police that some of his passengers were armed. Cops kept the limo under observation and pulled it over near State and Roosevelt around 8:30 p.m. according to a CPD source, not 10:30 p.m. as previously stated in a police press release.
Prosecutors said a gun was found under the seat where Deavonte Kimble was sitting. Another gun was allegedly found inside a gym bag that was in the limo’s front seat with Marchello Walton, according to charges.
|These three guns were recovered from rapper G Herbo’s limousine on Thursday evening, police said. | Chicago Police|
Herbert “G Herbo” Wright was seated in the rear seat and cops said they saw him put a handgun into a seat pocket. Attorneys for the men said all three are in the music industry. Wright, who is based in Chicago, has worked with Chance the Rapper, Common, and Nicki Minaj, among others.
CWBChicago‘s original report from this morning follows.
Three men armed with weapons were arrested during a traffic stop in the Loop late Thursday evening, police said. Among those charged is popular Chicago rapper Herbert “G Herbo” Wright.
First (Central) District officers stopped the car near South State Street and East Roosevelt Road around 10:35 p.m. Cops said Wright, 22; Deavonte Royale Kimble, 25; and Marchello Walton, 36, were each found to be in possession of a loaded firearm. Prosecutors charged each man with aggravated unlawful use of a loaded weapon in a vehicle, according to a CPD statement.
Wright is from the Far South Side’s Calumet Heights neighborhood. Kimble listed an address in Compton, CA, and Walton gave a Phenix City, Alabama, address.
All three men are due in bond court this afternoon.