Sunday, December 2, 2012
Police pursued a car on Saturday that fit the description of one involved in a homicide, according to Skokie police officials, and Evanston police officers picked up a passenger.
Police followed a car into Skokie Saturday that matched the description of one involved in a homicide, according to Skokie police officials. Earlier: Teen shot in Evanston; police say it may be gang-related The driver bailed, Skokie police said, but Evanston police picked up the passenger. Skokie police officers helped to canvass the area for the driver, according to Skokie police officials, but did not assist in a chase. Reached via e-mail Sunday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Evanston police department said only that the agency had “no information on it at this time.” Patch will update this story if and when further details become available. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news and conversation
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Evanston police say there may be some gang involvement in death of 19-year-old Justin Murray, who was shot and killed on Brown Avenue in Evanston Thursday night.
Evanston police say there are indications that gang members could be involved in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Justin Murray on Thursday night. “We do believe there’s indicators that it has ties to gang involvement, but there’s no indicators that the victim, specifically, is a gang member,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott told Patch. “That information’s based on the way the incident happened and the company of the suspects that the victim was with.” For updates on this and other stories, like our Facebook page. Police found Murray lying in the grassy area between the curb and the sidewalk in front of 1818 Brown Ave., Evanston, where his grandmother lived. Witnesses saw and heard two offenders fire several shots from behind a …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Evanston Police say Wesley A. Woodson III, 20, of Evanston, fatally shot Dajae Coleman, 14, after he mistook Coleman for someone he knew.
Police say a 20-year-old Evanston man fatally shot 14-year-old Dajae Coleman last Saturday, when he mistook the Evanston Township High School freshman and his friends for another group. Wesley A. Woodson, III, of the 1700 block of Ashland Avenue in Evanston, is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm, police announced in a press conference Friday. He was arrested on Wednesday, Sept. 27, appeared in bond court Friday morning and is currently being held without bond. “This was a retaliatory act upon an innocent group of teens with no gang affiliations,” Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Read more: Dajae Coleman, The Story So Far According to Parrott, Coleman attended a …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Dajae, a 14-year-old Evanston High School freshman, was shot and killed while walking with friends Saturday night. Here is Patch's complete coverage.
Dajae Coleman, 14, was shot and killed while walking with friends on Church Street around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. While police continue to investigate the case, there has been an outpouring of community sadness and support. Here is Patch's complete coverage of the shooting and aftermath: Dajae Coleman's Coach Says Boy Made Impact On His Life The loss of the 14-year-old Evanston boy is 'impossible to understand,' coach says. Famous Names Tweeting over Dajae Coleman's Death Petitions are also circulating to get LeBron James to pay attention to the death of the Evanston boy who was shot and killed Saturday. James was reportedly Dajae Coleman's favorite player. ETHS Students, Staff Mourn Dajae Coleman School establishes memorial fund to help …