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Press Release

Ivan Reyes Charged

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana
With The Murders Of Lauren Calvillo and Christopher White

HAMMOND - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Ivan Reyes, age 30, of Calumet City, Illinois was charged by Complaint with the Murders of Lauren Calvillo and Christopher White.


According to documents in this case, Reyes was charged in a criminal complaint with two counts of murder resulting from the use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  According to the criminal complaint, on June 29, 2015, Ivan Reyes as a member of the Latin Counts was involved in the shooting deaths in Hammond, Indiana, of Lauren Calvillo and Christopher White.  The criminal complaint further alleges that the shooting was in furtherance of a conspiracy to distribute marijuana and cocaine by members of the Latin Counts street gang and as a result of an ongoing gang conflict between the Latin Counts and Latin Kings street gangs in Hammond, Indiana. 


United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said, “The murders of Lauren Calvillo and Christopher White were heinous acts of senseless gang violence.  Due to a relentless investigation conducted with our law enforcement partners, I am pleased that we are able to bring charges in this case at this time.  Our investigation is ongoing and will not end until all responsible for these terrible acts are brought to justice.”


The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that a Complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty in court.


If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.


This case is being investigated by the ATF/HIDTA Task Force and the Hammond, Indiana Police Department, and the investigation has received substantial assistance from numerous law enforcement agencies including the FBI / GRIT Task Force, the Gary Police Department, the Indiana State Police, and the East Chicago Police Department.  The case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David J. Nozick, Thomas R. Mahoney, and Dean R. Lanter.


Updated January 25, 2018

Violent Crime