Evanston police say a dispute over the sale of a gun led to the shooting death earlier this month of 21-year-old Cardereon Priester.

Police now have arrested Matthew A. Dubose, 18, of 1830 Hovland Court, and charged him with first degree murder in the shooting that happened about 11 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 1700 block of Leland Avenue near Priester’s home.

Cmdr. Jay Parrott says an investigation by Evanston detectives and the North Regional Major Crime Task Force indicates that the shooting was in retaliation for a dispute this summer over the exchange by Dobose of drugs and money for a firearm Priester had.

Dobose is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. today for a bond hearing, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 30.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Thanks EPD

    Thanks EPD for solving this crime. There are so many negative posts about the EPD whenever anything bad happens in Evanston. Where are the thanks when a crime gets solved? I appreciate all you do. Thank you for putting your lives on the line everyday, even for all the ungrateful nay-sayers.

    1. Love EPD!

      They have always (and I have called a lot because I used to live in the war zone) arrived in seconds.  Can they please put a substation in the war zone by the high school though?

  2. This should never happen!

    This is very terrible news, indeed. I just moved to Evanston, to get away from the rising voilence, in the North side of Chicago. It's far enough away from the city but, still close enough for me to get to school and work. But, not far enough away, from the same old types of crime. Now I'm wondering, if this area will be safe at all. I'm seriously contemplating, moving to a safer and more distant Northern suburb.

  3. NU parents’ reaction?

    I have to wonder how NU parents are reacting to this  ?

    It is probably little comfort that aside from Princeton and I assume Stanford [there may be more that are not coming to mind] there are few top schools that don't either have a crime problem or border on an area with high crime and criminals can easily reach in. Certainly not U.Chicago, NYU, Berkeley, Columbia, Yale, or even Harvard or MIT.

    Of course K-12 students don't have much choice unless their family moves. The private school kids are safer at school but they still live in a community where crime is always present.

    Very sad.

  4. 2 fools, 1 gun and drugs

    Atleast it wasn't someone who is innocent and living their life right. As long as they are taking each other out, the police can just sit back and make arrests. Evanston wlll be a safe city again.

  5. NU should make a statement

    I know NU may not want to ruffle any feathers but maybe they should make a statement or at least express their concern on this matter.

    If they get involved then maybe the City can get off of their hands and try something different then what they are doing, because the status quo isn't working.

    Of course we all have to help out. Call the police if you see something suspicious, keep tabs of your kids. And don't do like my former neighbor (good riddance) and ignore your son's criminal activity conducted out of your home.

    Yes I called, reported it, and followed up. They threw garbage on our property and did other harassing things, but in the end they're gone and we're still here.

    Have patience neighbors. Be vigilant and don't settle for this nonsense. We should expect more from each other.

    We deserve safe neighborhoods. Our mayor needs to be proactive. Our police chief needs to be creative. And we need to do our part. My family does. We can't stop every idiot, but we can make a difference if we make some noise.

  6. What the hell!

    What the hell! Really Matt. This is crazy! Once again two kids lives ruined due to drugs and guns. My brothers, when is the madness going to end?

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