Evanston police say they are “making forward progress” on the homicide of Floyd Gibert, 30, who was shot to death in northwest Evanston this Saturday.
“We do have an idea of who was involved,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parott told Patch. “It’s fair to say that it’s isolated amongst individuals who are associated with the victim."
After Gibert was shot around 6:20 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, someone put him in a car and tried to drive him to the hospital, according to Parrott. That person crashed the car at Green Bay Road and McCormick Boulevard shortly after the shooting, Parrott said. No other cars are believed to have been involved in the crash.
Asked whether the incident might be gang-related, Parrott said it was too early to tell.
Gibert was released on parole this October for a two-year sentence for restricting or obstructing an officer and a one-year sentence for possession of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections website. He previously served a seven-year sentence for attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery as well as a different two-year sentence for aggravated battery in a public place.