Evanston police say they will release more information soon on their investigation of the shooting of Dajae Coleman, 14, last Saturday.
The Evanston Township High School freshman was shot four times at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 22, in the 1500 block of Church Street, as he was walking home with friends, according to police. Officers have not released any other details of the crime.
“We are making forward progress [in the investigation],” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott told Patch. “I don’t have any updates at this time, but I’m expecting some within 24 hours.”
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Evanston Police are investigating the death in conjunction with the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force (NORTAF), a group of detectives drawn from several communities to assist on major cases.
“Homicide investigations obviously need quite a bit of manpower,” Parrott said.
Friends and family are organizing a fundraiser tonight from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Caffé Sunset, 5726 Western Ave. in Chicago. Although entry is restricted to those age 21 and over, organizers say everyone is welcome to stop at the door and give a donation. Entry is $10; all proceeds will go to Dajae’s family to help pay for funeral expenses.