A Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering an Evanston man last year.

Evanston police say Kevin Joseph Wayne, who’s about 24 years old, pled guilty in Skokie district court to fatally shooting Booker T. Guy.

Guy had been standing with friends in an alley in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue shortly before midnight on Feb. 2, 2007, when a masked man in a car drove up, rolled down the passenger-side window and fired several shots.

Guy, 21, of the 1700 block of Hartrey Avenue, was hit in the abdomen and died in the intensive care unit at Evanston Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery. Another victim, Jarron Jackson, of the 600 block of Hull Terrace, was shot in the left hand and thigh, but recovered from his wounds.

Police arrested Wayne after he was spotted driving a car south on Asbury Avenue that matched a description provided by witnesses to the shooting. Evanston and Chicago police managed to stop the car in the 6200 block of N. Western Avenue in Chicago.

Police say they recovered a semi-automatic handgun and an ammunition magazine in the street near where the car was stopped.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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