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Police Chief Helps Make Gun Arrest

The Evanston police chief helped detain a man whom police say threw a gun out the window of a car.

Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
The following is from the Evanston Police Department:

On Thursday, June 18, 2014 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Chief of Police Richard Eddington had been in the area of Greenbay Road and Simpson St. when two female complainants had reported being followed by a vehicle.  

Upon investigating and locating the vehicle involved in the 2100 block of Wesley Ave., Chief Eddington detained two subjects and a firearm was recovered that had been thrown by one of the occupants of the vehicle. At this time, assisting police units had arrived on scene. 

As a result of a quick response, a firearm was recovered and Alexander Daniel, age 31, currently of Des Plaines, was taken into custody and charged by detectives with aggravated unlawful use of weapon.


el debarge June 21, 2014 at 05:56 PM
Well done Chief!! Did he happen to say it wasn't his?
Jordan S. Zoot June 21, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Well done Chief Eddington! Stay safe sir.
IllinoisLibertarian June 22, 2014 at 07:23 AM
How do you arrest a gun?
j June 22, 2014 at 05:48 PM
very carefully

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