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Police: Update Expected Soon On Coleman Shooting

Evanston Police say they will have more information on the killing of 14-year-old Evanston Township High School student Dajae Coleman within the next 24 hours.

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.” 

Dajae Coleman: The story so far 

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.

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Connor Hackett September 27, 2012 at 05:49 PM
My prayers go to the family and friends
diamond p September 27, 2012 at 09:08 PM
thats just petty how they shot a nice funny up goin good player boy he was good friend to everbody we will miss him<3
Gerald Mimms September 28, 2012 at 05:26 AM
R.I.p. dajae

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