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Evanston Police Detectives are investigating the death of Donte Simmons, 33 years old, whose body was found in the rear of the 100 block of Clyde Avenue, said Commander Jay Parrott of the Evanston Police Department. Mr. Simmons, a Chicago resident of nearby Rogers Park, appears to have suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head, the Commander said. A 9mm handgun was recovered by police at the scene.
Mr. Simmons was wanted by the Chicago Police Department in connection with a homicide that occurred in the River North neighborhood of Chicago on Jan. 20. Chicago Police detectives from Area 3 are currently investigating that homicide along with another homicide that occurred on Jan. 20 near the Evanston border just south of Calvary Cemetery, the Commander added.
In the second homicide, a body was found near the corner of Chicago Avenue and Juneway Terrace. The homicide victim suffered several gunshots and has not been identified at this point in time. Earlier Evanston Police responded to a call of several shots fired in the area of the 700 block of Seward Street. Evanston Police believe, at this time, that the report of shots fired on Seward Avenue is related to the homicide that occurred on Chicago Avenue and Juneway Terrace, said the Commander. A 9mm handgun was also used in that incident.
Chicago police said that Mr. Simmon’s connection to any homicide investigation has not been verified or determined.