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Traffic Stop Leads to Firearm Arrest

Evanston police say a 22-year-old was in illegal possession of a 12-gauge pump shotgun with pistol grip.

Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department
Courtesy of the Evanston Police Department

Evanston police arrested a 22-year-old man after a traffic stop Wednesday evening when they found a 12-gauge pump shotgun with pistol grip in the car, police said.

Hector Hernandez, 22, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and other firearm charges, including possession of a firearm without a valid FOID. He also had an outstanding warrant for assault from Evanston police. Givanni L. Renteria, 24, of Evanston, who was also in the car, was arrested on a warrant from Lake County for resisting a police officer.

Police said that at about 6:20 p.m., officers stopped the men’s car for a traffic violation in the 1200 block of Hartrey Ave. The officers learned that both men had outstanding warrants and while placing them in custody, located the gun.

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Jordan S. Zoot February 06, 2014 at 04:08 PM
Provided the barrel had not been shortened to be less than legal length, there is nothing per se illegal about a shotgun with a pistol grip.
Seymour Taylor February 07, 2014 at 08:39 AM
The charge is possession of a firearm without a valid FOID.
Jordan S. Zoot February 07, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Agreed on that charge, the second charge is aggravated unlawful use of a firearm.
John T February 07, 2014 at 11:37 AM
Illegal alien?
Seymour Taylor February 07, 2014 at 11:46 AM
John T, this guy and his friend, looks as if they are straight out of Spain or possibly Portugal judging by the last names. Being European they couldnt possibly be illegal. Hope that sets your mind at ease.

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