4 Charged After Rap Video Shoot At Airbnb Goes Awry, Turns Up Cache Of Weapons

By William Lee

Four men were charged with felonies after an unsanctioned rap video shoot at a Wicker Park Airbnb property grew over capacity, leading to a bust during which Chicago police recovered more than 20 illegal firearms, authorities said.

None of the men charged was linked to weapons found at theĀ Saturday morning party in the 1200 block of Milwaukee Avenue, but Cook County prosecutors on Sunday said all four either resisted arrest or shoved officers as police tried to clear the party.

Three of the suspects, James Holmes, 25, Martrell Williams, 22, and Alexander Raeland, 41, were each charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer, and Lamont Clay, 27, was charged with felony resisting/obstructing an officer.

The incident began around 2 a.m., when officers responding to a call of a loud party found about 200 people at a rap video shoot in an Airbnb rental inside the three-story commercial building, prosecutors said Sunday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building at 26th Street and California Avenue.

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