Just after midnight on Feb. 4 Evanston Police responded to a call of a man with a gun in the 700 block of Dobson Street.
Police arrived on the scene and after hearing screams from within an apartment, forced entry into the apartment at which time a subject fled out the rear of the residence and was apprehended by police. Police identified the fleeing subject, who is now in custody, as a 24-year-old Chicago man. Police also recovered a loaded .32 caliber revolver while investigating the incident.
The investigation by police had shown that he had committed a home invasion armed with a firearm and that a 28 year old female victim was inside an apartment with her four nieces and nephews when he forced his way into the residence looking for the victim’s sister, who he has a relationship with. During the incident he had made threats to kill the victim and the children present in the apartment while displaying a gun.
At the time of the incident he was out on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections for armed robbery. He has been charged with the following offenses and is currently being held on $300,000 bond in the Cook County Department of Corrections: Home Invasion – Class X Felony; Aggravated Unlawful Restraint – Class 3 Felony; aggravated Assault – Class A Misdemeanor.