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Authorities Identify Man Fatally Shot in Evanston

Evanston police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

The 2000 block of Darrow Avenue was quiet Sunday morning.
The 2000 block of Darrow Avenue was quiet Sunday morning.
Update, Sunday afternoon:

The 30-year-old Evanston man who was shot and killed Saturday has been identified as Floyd Gibert, 30, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A representative for the medical examiner's office said he lived in the 2000 block of Ashland Avenue in Evanston.

Original Story, 11 p.m. Saturday:


A 30-year-old Evanston man was shot and killed in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, according to police.

Shortly after the shooting, a traffic crash took place at Green Bay Road and McCormick Boulevard, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott said in a press release. He said police believe the accident was caused by a second person who was trying to take the man to the hospital.

The incident is currently under investigation, according to Parrott, and no more information was being released as of late Saturday night. 

A spokesperson for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed that a 30-year-old man was shot but said the office was not releasing any other information at that time.

Reached again at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a representative said she expected the office to release the victim's name in a couple of hours.
Dan Cox December 09, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Evanstonia, NO! The time is NOW, while the light is bright and the mind has vision of what is truely going on, while the hearts feel the pain and are not open to liberal horseshit reasoning of why we should not take matters into our own hands and... defend ourselves. Your programs and well intentioned ideals mean nothing to hardened criminals, yet you want to force your agenda on those who you oppress. I say, no!
Evanstonia December 09, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Dan, to borrow from Rodney Dangerfield, you're a fine example -- of what, I have no idea. Time to get back on your meds.
Dan Cox December 09, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Evanstonia, your Liberal experiment is a failure, but you will never admit it.
Dan Cox December 10, 2013 at 05:48 AM
Evanstonia, I was nearly Robbed only 6 blocks from where this man was killed. I was armed, the Robber took flight, I could have been Floyd Gilbert. That is why I am so angry at Evanston and their Gun-Control agenda... I could have been killed, just like Mr. Floyd Gilbert. On the corner of Church and Ridge, could have been my last steps on this earth...I have a Daughter at KU, a Daughter attending CLC, a Daughter at Mundelein High School, a Son at Mundelein High School, an Adopted Son at Mundelein High School, and a Son in the 3rd Grade...they and my Wife of nearly 25 years, would have missed me too. But it would not matter to the Mayor or her band of merry mis-fits that just passed an UnConstitutional Assault Weapons Ban. How is that Ban working to protect people like me and Mr.Gilbert? Do you really think that Chicago criminals, gang bangers, ex-convicts even care for a second that you have a law against a certain kind of gun? It is time for you to change your Med.s if you beleive that.
Jordan S. Zoot December 10, 2013 at 08:29 AM
The open question is what was the father of three kids doing that got him killed.....if this is a random act it is a tragedy. If it turns out to be the result of a drug deal gone bad, or gang related then there ought be no sympathy for his bad choices.
Evanstonia December 10, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Dan, were you armed with an assault weapon, and would that have made a difference to your would-be robber? And no, I don't think a ban makes a difference to gangbangers, but it might hold down the number of 6 year olds killed by the next Adam Lanza. As for the "liberal experiment" being a "failure," you'll have to explain why the blue states are wealthier, have higher levels of education and healthcare usage, and lower levels of crime and divorce, among many other indicators of success and failure. Why do you live in one of the bluest states in the country rather than moving to Texas? And out of curiosity, WTH were you doing at Church and Dodge if you live in Mundelein? Unless for a high school sporting event.
Abigail Dash December 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Dan Cox just an fyi the police have come out and said“its fair to say that itit's isolated amongst individuals who are associated with the victim" In other words he was not a random victim and he knew his killer so there are no similaries between you and Mr. Gibert. You and the others like you need to stop turning every story on here into a debate on concealed carry it annoying
IgnorantA December 10, 2013 at 11:45 AM
Dan, I notice you avoided answering my question, so I will ask again, please tell me how concealed carry would have save Gilbert's life?
Tantor December 10, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Those who know nothing about firearms (like plagiarist foot-in-the mouth Joe Biden) do not understand that a semiautomatic rifle is easier than a shotgun to handle by a small person, or a handicapped person because it has less recoil, plus of course it is a lot of fun to shoot with at the range. And even more effective than a hand gun for home defense. Law abiding citizens armed with various kinds of firearms deter crime and save their lives those of their beloved ones and their property by the thousands each year, but all that makes the news is some crazy who kills a number of people in a given year. The examples below are common but dont make the national news because the crime has been deterred and because this sort of thing is of less media interest than the crazy cases: "Rochester police are investigating a burglary in which a city man used a semi-automatic rifle to chase two burglars from his home. According to police, two male suspects entered the home just after midnight Tuesday. Unbeknownst to the suspects, two male roommates, ages 21 and 22, were inside the house at the time of the break-in. One of the roommates heard a noise, saw the suspects inside the house and notified his roommate of the break-in. Moments later, one of the alleged burglars noticed the roommate and pointed a weapon...at him. One of the roommates retrieved his legally owned AR-15, and once confronted, the suspects ran out of the house. The roommates then called 911. Police are still investigating the incident." (Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY, 1/24/13) Jill Stucker, 64, was at home watching television around 9:20 p.m. when a 26-year-old man broke in through a window. When Stucker heard the glass shatter, she armed herself with a handgun and proceeded to exit through the back door. As she fled her own home, the intruder followed. When Stucker realized she was being chased, she turned and fired a single shot striking him in the chest. The intruder fled, but later collapsed on nearby doorstep. he was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition." (Lake City Reporter, Lake City, FL, 10/23/12)
Mary December 10, 2013 at 02:16 PM
"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." And the police say he was shot by someone he knows. So pretty obvious it is a gang shooting. While I feel sorry for the three children Evanstonia mentions, they would not be grieving if their father had steered clear of gangs. I'm a gun control supporter. I do not support concealed carry. I do support efforts to get the gangs out of Evanston. The city needs to get going.
Mary December 10, 2013 at 02:20 PM
@Tantor -- I don't think it is just political correctness keeping the mayor and others from addressing the gang problem for what it is -- a gang problem. They don't want to scare off all those condo developers and the yuppies who buy or rent from them. They also don't want to taint their "North Shore" image, though Evanston has never been a typical North Shore suburb.
Evanstonia December 10, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Indeed, the first step is admitting you have a problem, which the leaders of this city have a tough time doing for the reasons you mention, Mary. As for those kids, well, daddy obviously wasn't a choirboy.
Festus McMoron December 10, 2013 at 05:02 PM
my guess is his 3 children have 3 different mothers. what women in here right mind would want to have a child with this guy. he was in prison 9 years. probably no job. great potential for husband/father. this is a major problem, illegitimate kids by gangbangers.
Jordan S. Zoot December 10, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Ahh....another predicate felon........given the age of his kids and the time he spent in prison..hmm....do the kids even know who he is. Gun grabbers will never understand and that ok too.
Dan Cox December 10, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Evanstonia, I am a Plumber / Plumbing Contractor... so I was near Church and Ridge on a Job. I travel and work the entire Northshore from Evanston to Waukegan. BTW, the firearm that Adam Lanza used to commit Mass Murder with was Banned, where he lived! It did nothing to prevent the crime...did it? There were those "No Guns Allowed" signs too...those really did the trick, huh? How about the fact that he was turned away from buying a gun at a gun store...so he killed his own Mother to obtain them. Sorry, but a person that hell bent on killing alot of people...will kill a cop and use his guns! Like the Boston Bomber did...remember? Mr.Floyd Gilbert would not have been allowed to legally own or possess a firearm, because he is a man with a Felony record. His killer wanted him dead, so Mr.Gilbert is no longer with us, if you had been a witness...with no way to defend yourself,you would be dead too.
IgnorantA December 11, 2013 at 09:24 AM
Okay, since Dan is avoiding the question, I will open it up to all, can someone please explain to me how concealed carry would have saved Gilbert's life?
Dan Cox December 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM
IgnorantA, I did answer the question..."Mr.Floyd Gilbert would not have been able to legally own or possess a firearm". Now, if you want examples of how Concealed Carry could have saved his life... He should have been standing next to CCW License holder, nuff said! When a threatening situation is encountered, the CCW License holder would have the gun in his coat pocet in his / her hand... ready to fire. It does not need to be drawn, if the killer started to draw a gun...he can be shot right thru the pocket of the jacket if need be. A revolver of .38 Caliber or bigger is best for this stealth defensive firearm use. You will need a new jacket, but a killer will not have succeeded at his evil intent... the murder of an innocent person. This and many other great tactics in self defense can be learned and shared at the training centers for conceal carry.
Festus McMoron December 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM
A man trying to rob a South Side cell phone store died after an exchange of gunfire with the store clerk. Should honor the clerck at city hall. give him a key to the city!!!
Dan Cox December 11, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Festus McMoron, great comment and I agree, yes a key to the city and a cash reward for services rendered...Vermin Control.
IgnorantA December 12, 2013 at 09:14 AM
@Dan, he should have been standing next to someone to a CCW license holder? that might be the stupidest answer I have ever heard....
YELLOW December 15, 2013 at 03:04 PM
The entitled trust fund children of Evanston never learned. If you don't have anything good to say then say nothing at all. God bless these children who lost their father. I feel sad that these idiots aren't humane enough to have sympathy for others.
Jordan S. Zoot December 15, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Gibert spent 8.5 of the last ten years in prison for three felonies...yes its tragic........three kids lost a father that was more concerned with being a criminal than being a father. Then he disses another thug on Facebook and the other vermin kills him.....these two are models of humanity. It has nothing to do with trust funds. The problem is these aren't lost souls from feuding families....they are gangbangers that had three felony convictions each. Saying nothing accomplishes nothing.....if we are going to have a safer community these cretins need to be removed from the community.....we shouldn't have to wait around and suffer the consequences while they "get their lives together". Its too bad we don't have a functional three strikes law.
Dan Cox December 15, 2013 at 06:38 PM
IgnorantA, you asked how conceal carry could have saved Mr. Floyd Gilbert...I gave you a very good example... but you are too much of an IgnorantA, to comprehend.
Dan Cox December 15, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Jordan S Zoot, please read my previous comment in which I stated that Mr. Gilbert was a convictes felon and unable to legally own a firearm... I said in a later comment, "he should have been standing next to a CCW License holder" It was an example of how CCW can work to protect somebody other than the intended victim.
Jordan S. Zoot December 15, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Dan......well once again I am going to question your judgment. As a CCW Instructor I understand using a firearm for self defense or a loved one. A CCW permit holder is NOT a law enforcement officer and would really need to THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE USING DEADLY FORCE to protect a third party that he didn't have the proper relationship with. Personally, I wouldn't do it.....too much risk where you don't know the facts and it isn't your job....stick to plumbing.
Jordan S. Zoot December 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Dan I am an NRA Certified Instructor..and given my ability to pick and choose who attends my classes, there isn't a chance in the world that someone like you with Wyatt Earp Syndrome would ever be welcome in my class...you could pay the fees, pass the exam, and the shooting qualification and I would gladly deny a permit due to your attitude..and as an instructor its MY discretion. Stick to plumbing.
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Jordan S. Zoot December 16, 2013 at 01:23 AM
A fair comment
Dan Cox December 16, 2013 at 05:42 AM
Jordan ZS Zoot, I stand by my deleted comment, it is a fair assesment of the type of person that you are and represent, BTW, I Passed my CCW License in November, .
Jordan S. Zoot December 16, 2013 at 08:56 AM
Plumber Dan of AHS Plumbing.......unlike you I understand that people have opinions that may differ from mine and acknowledge that they can differ from mine, that doesn't mean that I agree with them.....but, they are entitled to be wrong and I don't have to attack them with profanity....its reflective of the type of person you are. Your lack of self control causes me great concern in that my view is that a person with anger issues like you have would NOT qualify for a CCW permit due to having mental health issues. There are appropriate procedures for alerting the authorities to people with such conditions.

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