Police arrested a 21-year-old Evanston man whom they say fired a gun after two people got into a dispute across the street from Evanston Township High School Tuesday afternoon.
Terrance J. Gunn, 21, a convicted felon and resident of the 100 block of Custer Street, is charged with unlawful use of weapons by a felon and unlawful possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, both felonies, according to a press release from the police department. He is also charged with possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner’s ID and possession of firearm ammunition without a valid firearm owner’s ID, both misdemeanors.
Police say two people got into a dispute, then exchanged gunfire in the front yard of a home in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Gunn ran away on foot, but was stopped by police in the 1700 block of Darrow Avenue, where they found that he had a .22 semi-automatic pistol, the release said.
Police found several shell casings in the front yard of the home in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue, indicating that a second weapon was used during the fight, according to police. The second person believed to be involved was taken into custody, but witnesses could not identify him as being involved, police said.
After an extensive search of the area, police could not find a second weapon used in the incident, the release said. No charges have been filed against the second individual at this time, according to police.