Monday, November 26, 2012
A 25-year-old man was shot shortly after midnight Sunday, Nov. 25, in the 2800 block of West Howard Street, according to the 'Chicago Tribune.'
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Monday, November 26, 2012
A 25-year-old man was shot in the thigh during a fight early Sunday morning in the 2800 block of West Howard Street, according to the Chicago Tribune. The man was shot at 12:10 a.m., the Tribune reports, and was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment, where his condition was stabilized. Because the shooting took place on the Chicago side of Howard Street, Chicago Police are investigating the incident, according to a spokesperson for the Evanston Police Department. For the full story, visit the Chicago Tribune. -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Suspect still at large following Sunday morning shooting at spa near Brookfield Square Mall at Milwaukee suburb.
Brookfield, WI — At least seven people have been shot this morning at the Azana Spa across the street from the Brookfield Square mall. Other reports say as many as a dozen have been shot by the gunman, who is still at large. Brookfield is a suburb of about 38,000 people just west of Milwaukee. Patch has learned the man wanted by police is apparently the estranged husband of one of the hair stylists at the spa. A spa employee told Patch the hair stylist has been having problems since she left her husband. The man is believed to have slashed car tires in the parking lot of the spa and the business recently put up signs on most of its doors warning employees to keep them locked at all times. The employee who spoke to Patch said the woman's …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Nearly 2,000 people gathered Saturday in neighboring Evanston for the funeral of 14-year-old ETHS freshman Dajae Coleman, who was shot in what police say was a case of mistaken identity last week.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Family members printed 1,200 programs for the funeral of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman, the Evanston Township High School freshman who was fatally shot in what police said was a case of mistaken identity last week. Thirty minutes before services began at First Church of God Christian Life Center, every last program was gone, handed out to the nearly 2,000 mourners who gathered for his funeral Saturday, Sept. 29. Known as “Dae Dae,” the honor student was fired at four times by a 20-year-old Evanston man with gang connections, police said, who was arrested and charged with first degree murder this Friday. Police described the shooting as “a retaliatory act upon an innocent group of teens.” Read more: Dajae Coleman, The Story So Far Based on …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A Skokie man is charged with felony discharge of a firearm after shooting at a group of teens that stole liquor from his family's business on Friday. It marks the third known shooting in Skokie since May.
A Skokie man is facing felony charges after he allegedly shot at several juveniles that stole a bottle of alcohol from his family's business, Dollar House Plus, 4616 Oakton St., on Friday. It marks the third known shooting in Skokie since May 23. Karam Odisho, 27, of the 8000 block of Kolmar Avenue, was charged with felony discharge of a firearm and reckless discharge of a weapon, police said. What began as a petty theft, ended in a shooting after Odisho chased several teens that stole a bottle of vodka from his family's store. After catching up with the group, Odisho fired one shot in the direction of the offenders, according to the police report. Immediately after, police dispatch received numerous calls about shots being fired near …
Monday, July 16, 2012
About a month prior to allegedly firing eight shots at a vehicle in downtown Skokie, Alex Soballe was shot at five times outside his apartment in the 4900 block of Louise Avenue in Skokie, according to his girlfriend and police.
The girlfriend of alleged Skokie shooter Alex Soballe said her boyfriend was in "fear of his life" before he fired eight shots at a vehicle in downtown Skokie on June 14. Nathalie Bafia, Soballe's girlfriend of two years, said Soballe was the victim of a shooting May 23 in the 4900 block of Louise Avenue. She said the shooting occurred after Soballe had a run-in with an ex-boyfriend of hers at a Walgreens in downtown Skokie. "They didn't like each other because of prior history," Bafia said. "He was scared - they shot right next to Alex. They shot at him a couple of times. "He was scared for his life and he went out and got a gun," she added. Bafia lives with her mother and Soballe. She said she was terrified after she heard gunshots …
Friday, July 13, 2012
A Cook County grand jury has now upgraded charges against Alexander Soballe, the 20-year-old Skokie resident who allegedly fired eight shots at a moving vehicle during rush hour traffic in Skokie.
Alexander Soballe, the 20-year-old who allegedly fired multiple shots at a vehicle in downtown Skokie, is now charged with four counts of attempted murder. Soballe was originally charged with four counts of felony aggravated discharge of a firearm, but a grand jury upgraded those charges on July 2, according to police. All three people inside the vehicle were "known" to Soballe, according to police. It is unclear if he was targetting one or multiple people. The trio came under fire on June 14 while travelling westbound in the 4800 block of Oakton Street when Soballe, who was on foot, fired eight times at the vehicle. He would then flee on foot to his home in the 4900 block of Louise Avenue, police said. Based on a witness description, …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Crime and traffic safety were the big issues discussed at Skokie Voice's open forum last week. According to an unscientific survey released by the group, almost half of the participants said Skokie is less safe than it was 3-5 years ago.
Many Skokie citizens have been alarmed by two very high profile crimes in recent weeks. When shots are fired near a train station or a 9-year-old is killed, tensions are inevitably going to rise. Such emotion served as the backdrop of a meeting on public safety last week. Approximately 150 people attended an open forum hosted by upstart community group Skokie Voice to get an overview on security in the village. Village Manager Al Rigoni, Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli and Trustee Randy Roberts all fielded questions. Not only were the aforementioned incidents on attendee’s minds, an unscientific survey of 293 people generated by Skokie Voice indicated that 47.7 percent of respondents believe the village is less safe than it was 3-5 years …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Police have identified a possible shooter in the Sunday night shooting but have yet to make an arrest. Evanston police also added that the shooting was no "random act."
Two men were shot Sunday night in neighboring Evanston on Sunday night. Police are saying the incident wasn't "a random act." Evanston Police said that a 20-year-old Evanston man and a 21-year-old Des Plaines man were shot at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Lyons Street. While one victim was found near the location of the shooting, the other man ran two blocks south to the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue. Officers have identified a possible offender but have no one in their custody as of yet, said Evanston police spokesperson Cmdr. Jay Parrott on Monday morning. In a Sunday night press release, police said the shooting victims were known to the offender. Sign up for our newsletter! The Des Plaines man was reportedly shot in the …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Police charged Reynaldo Arrieta with attempted murder and aggravated assault on Monday.
An Elmwood man was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after he allegedly tried shooting a former lover and her friend during an altercation in Lincolnwood on Monday, police said. Officers responded to a shots fired complaint at Shell Gas Station, 6400 Lincoln Ave., around 9 a.m., and arrested Reynaldo Arrieta. Police said an investigation soon revealed that Arrieta approached two victims and brandished a 9mm firearm. Officers later learned the victims were Arrieta’s ex-girlfriend and her acquaintance. A struggle ensued when Arrieta allegedly threatened to shoot the male acquaintance and then fired one round, according to police. Arrieta attempted to fire the gun a second time but the gun malfunctioned, police said. The …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Police say the incident happened after a heated argument in Evanston.
Yeshua Camel Jones, 29, of the 9400 block of Niles Center Road, was charged with one count of felony aggravated battery with a firearm after police executed a search warrant at his home on Wednesday. Jones is alleged to be involved in the shooting of an Evanston man on July 15. The victim was shot in the lower back in the 1900 block of Howard Street and was taken to Evanston Hospital. Police are saying the incident happened over a heated argument. Check Skokie Patch soon for an update.