A Chicago man is facing weapons charges after Evanston police say he was at a tot-lot after hours with a loaded handgun.
Police were called to the park in the 600 block of Mulford Street at 11:15 p.m. Monday night for a report of people in the park after hours, police said. They found a man and woman there.
When police patted-down the man, they found a loaded .40 caliber handgun in his waistband, according to a press release.
Police are identifying him as Brandon Ira Willie Henry, 29, of the 7400 block of North Wolcott Ave. in Chicago. He’s been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, a felony; possession of a firearm without a valid FOID and possession of firearm ammunition without a valid FOID, both misdemeanors. He was also cited for being in a park after hours.
He is currently on probation for a 2012 conviction for a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections website. He’s due in court July 8