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10/23/2017 1:18:00 PM
Two Young Evanston Men Charged

On Oct. 19 at approximately 2:38 p.m., police officers responded to the area of the 400 block of Custer Avenue for a report of shots being fired.  The caller described one of the subjects involved as being a male/Hispanic wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and was last seen on foot running southbound on Sherman Avenue.  An officer responding to the scene, observed Subject No. 1, a 19-year old Evanston male, running in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. The officer was able to detain the man until assistance arrived.  A check of a backpack the man was carrying revealed a loaded Zastava 9mm handgun, said the Commander.   

Responding officers also located a victim, who is a 22-year old male from Chicago, said Commander Dugan. The victim stated that he has been involved in an on-going dispute with Subject No. 1 and another 19-year old male from Evanston (Subject No. 2).  While driving northbound in the west alley of the 400 block of Custer Avenue, the victim said a southbound vehicle that was being driven by Subject No. 2 pulled in front of him.  The victim stated that he observed Subject No. 1 who was in the front passenger seat point a handgun at him. The victim stated that he rammed the vehicle and attempted to turn around and go southbound when Subject No. 1 fired one shot at him.    

Subject No. 2 was also taken into custody at teh scene.

Subjects Nos. 1 and 2 were each charged with felony Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm.  

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