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Just before midnight on July 13, Evanston Police Officers were on patrol in the area of Dodge Avenue and Foster Street. Officers were patrolling the area due to recent disturbances when they observed a large group, and they became concerned that another disturbance might take place.
Officers attempted to make contact with two members of the group, both males, and as they approached it seemed that one of them might have been armed. He then fled and officers pursued on foot.
The suspect then ran onto a nearby porch and attempted to hand a gun to one of the people on the porch. A physical struggle ensued as the officers attempted to arrest the man and secure the handgun. The second man then jumped on one of the officers in an attempt to obstruct the arrest and to secure the handgun. Assist officers arrived on scene and the two men were taken into custody. The gun, a Springfield Armory 45 caliber handgun, was recovered.
The man who had the gun did not have a FOID Card or a Concealed Carry License. He was charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two misdemeanor counts of not having a FOID Card, and one misdemeanor count of resisting/obstructing a police officer. He is being held on $120,000 D bond and is due in court on July 17 in room 100 at the Cook County Courthouse located at 26th and California in Chicago.
The other man was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery to a police officer and one misdemeanor count of resisting/obstructing a police officer. His bond was $150. His next court date is 9 a.m. on July 23 in room 104 at the Skokie Courthouse.