More information is being released in FBG Duck's murder case, as the Chicago Sun-Times reports that a federal judge ordered the detention Friday of suspect Tacarlos "Los" Offerd, 30.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Julien claims that Offerd purchased a vehicle used as a "lead car" one week before the August 4, 2020 shooting. Julien added that the vehicle was returned to the dealership in the Chicago suburbs approximately one hour after the shooting. According to Julien, the vehicle Offerd purchased was seen on police POD cameras and license plate readers.
Offerd's defense attorney, John Somerville, argued that there was no evidence linking Roberson to driving the car the day of the shooting. Somerville stated during Friday's detention hearing, "Mr. Offerd bought a car. Some unknown person was in his car. Some unknown person may have driven downtown."
U.S. Magistrate Judge David Weisman then ordered Offerd to be detained, adding that a grand jury had already found probable cause to charge Offerd and his co-defendants in an indictment.
Offerd and his four co-defendants, Charles "C Murda" Liggins, 30; Kenneth "Kenny" Roberson, 28; Christopher "C Thang" Thomas, 22; and Marcus "Muwop" Smart, 22, have been charged with murder in aid of racketeering. Offerd, Liggins, Thomas, and Smart were arrested last Wednesday (October 13), while Roberson was already behind bars on unrelated charges. Attorneys for Liggins, Thomas, and Smart stated they will seek the release of their clients in the future. The men face a minimum of life in prison and a potential death sentence.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times