On June 29, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Evanston police tactical officers were on a directed deployment patrol in the 300 block of Howard Street when they observed a man riding east on a bicycle, who kept adjusting an object in his waistband. The officers attempted to conduct a field interview of the man near Howard Street and Marshfield Avenue in Chicago, but he fled northbound on the bicycle, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
While in the 7600 block of Marshfield Avenue, the man fell off the bicycle and ran west on foot. As he was running, the man was observed to duck down near a bush, make a throwing motion and immediately get up and change his direction running south directly at one of the officers, said the Commander. Fearing he was about to be battered, the officer deployed his Taser, which had an immediate effect, and the man was taken into custody, said the Commander.
A Lorcin .25 caliber handgun was recovered from the bush area, said the Commander. The man, a 22-year old resident of Chicago, was charged with one count Armed Habitual Offender, a Class X Felony, two counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felony, a Class 2 Felony, and other offenses. In addition, the Illinois Department of Corrections issued a parole violation warrant for the man, who was on parole.