After an argument between two young men early in the evening on Sept. 15, one of the men showed up on the doorstep of the other in the 1900 block of Lee Street armed with a shotgun. After knocking on the door, the armed gunman shot a single shotgun blast that broke out a window and damaged the front door, the victim reportedly told Evanston police.
Cmdr. Tom Guenther, public information officer for the Evanston Police Department, said in a prepared statement that after police interviewed witnesses, they began canvassing the area around the 800 block of Dodge Avenue. While canvassing the area, police observed a man matching the description of the alleged gunman. As officers approached this man, they noticed what appeared to be a rifle barrel protruding from his pants, said Cmdr. Guenther. A struggle then ensued, in which police managed to take the man into custody and recover a shotgun, which the man had concealed down his pants, said Cmdr. Guenther. After further investigation the young man, an Evanston resident and 24 years of age, was charged with the unlawful discharge of a firearm and various other gun-related charges.
In unrelated occurrences, on Sept. 19 at 1 a.m., a man in his 20s robbed a cab driver at gunpoint and shot the cab driver in the thigh at Main Street and Pitner Avenue.
On Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. a young man, 17 years old, reported that he was talking with friends in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue when two other men approached him and shot him in the groin.