Information from a news release by the Evanston Police Department (the RoundTable has redacted the suspect’s name):
On Wednesday, May 11 at approximately 6:14 p.m. detectives from the Evanston Police Special Operations Group were in the area of the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue. They observed a silver Honda with expired registration. The detectives stopped the Honda in the 1700 block of Payne Street after it drove up onto the curb.
Detectives made contact with the driver of the Honda, a 19-year-old Evanston resident. The driver was visibly nervous and could not produce a driver’s license, the news release said. Detectives instructed him to exit the vehicle, but he was slow to comply, police said. Once he complied and exited the vehicle he attempted to flee detectives on foot, police said.
Detectives were able to quickly take control of the man and take him into custody, according to the news release. Once he was secured, detectives searched the man and located a loaded 9 mm handgun inside the front of his pants, police said.
Further investigation revealed the gun had a “ghost gun” frame and a Glock slide, police said. The man did not have a FOID card or a Concealed Carry License, according to police. The Honda was towed from the scene.
During the short foot pursuit and take down one of the detectives was injured, police said. The detective was treated for an injury to his knee at an area hospital and released a few hours later.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved a felony charge for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and a felony charge for Resisting an Officer – Causing Harm. The driver was also charged with a misdemeanor and issued a traffic citation.
The suspect received a $5,000D bond with the special condition of curfew from 6:30 p.m. through 6:30 a.m. His next court date is June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Skokie Courthouse.