Police have arrested three men – two from Sauk Village and one from Evanston – in connection with the July 26 shooting death of Andrew Williams, said Commander Brian Henry of the Evanston Police Department in a prepared statement. Police have alleged that all three participated in the crime and have been charged with first degree murder.
All three men are being held in the Cook County Jail with no bond, police said; the next court date is Aug. 11 at the Skokie courthouse, said the Commander.
Mr. Williams sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Evanston Hospital. Police said that witnesses reported seeing two male subjects wearing masks exit a vehicle, shoot the victim, and flee the scene, said the Commander. The incident was investigated by both Evanston Police Detectives and members of the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF) in conjunction with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Witness interviews, a review of video surveillance, and forensic analysis of evidence were part of the investigation, according to the police.
The public is reminded that charges do not constitute evidence, and that people charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.