On Jan. 1, at approximately 5:50 p.m., Evanston police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Darrow Ave for a report of a person shot. On the scene, police officers located the victim, a 53 year old male who is a resident of Evanston, who had been shot. Officers located the alleged shooter and took her into custody. Police also located the firearm used in the shooting, said Commander Ryan Glew of the Evanston Police Department.
Detectives conducted an investigation that included interviewing the alleged shooter, the victim, and witnesses along with reviewing surveillance footage. The alleged shooter, a 41 year old female, admitted to shooting the victim, said Comdr. Glew.
The alleged shooter is the victim’s niece, said the Commander, and they both resided in the same multi-unit building. The alleged shooter and the victim have been involved in a number of disputes about building maintenance and the use of the common areas of the building, and this ongoing dispute was the apparent cause of an argument that resulted in the alleged shooter shooting the victim in the doorway to her apartment, added the Commander.
Evanston Police Detectives worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. On Jan. 2, the alleged shooter was charged with one felony count of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, said the Commander.