Police Claim Man Threatened To Shoot Cop In Facebook Rap Video

CBS Chicago

(STMW) — A northwest suburban man is charged with a felony after saying in a rap video posted on Facebook that he would shoot a police officer, authorities said Tuesday.

Gerard Xavier Golston, 24, is charged with one count of threatening a public official, a class 3 felony, Crystal Lake police said in a statement.

The video, posted to Facebook on Jan. 6, shows Golston rapping, the statement said.

Police claim some lyrics identify a Crystal Lake police officer by name and mention Golston’s “intent to shoot the officer.”

Other postings and an investigation by authorities indicate Golston may have access to a firearm and threatened violence toward others, the statement said.

The McHenry County state’s attorney’s office issued a warrant for his arrest Friday, and Golston turned himself in Sunday, police said. Golston’s last known address is in Lake of the Hills.

He is being held at the McHenry…

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