A Chicago man is in hot water for allegedly shooting three law enforcement officers Wednesday morning.
He thought that the officials were gang rivals after being tipped off that an unmarked vehicle was surveilling the area where he lived.
Two ATF agents and an ATF Task Force officer were merging onto an interstate in an unmarked Chrysler 300 when the alleged man in a Chevy Malibu pulled up to their car, rolled the window down, and began firing off shots from an illegal firearm.
According to Fox News, one of the officers was struck in the hand, one was struck in the torso, and one had a graze wound on the back of their head. They were all considered non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect, Eugene “Gen Gen” McLaurin, 28, was found an hour later in a nearby residence. He was arrested and taken into custody.
Upon police questioning him while in custody, they learned that McLaurin mistook the officers for ‘Opps,’ rival gang members.
Eugene McLaurin was reportedly charged with one count of using a dangerous and deadly weapon to assault a special agent from the ATF.
He is currently facing 20 years in prison.