Evanston police looking for burglary suspects say they found three illegal guns instead.


Evanston police looking for burglary suspects say they found three illegal guns instead.

Police Commander Tom Guenther says officers noticed four men sitting inside a car in the 200 block of Wesley Avenue about 2 a.m. Thursday.

As they approached the car, the officers noticed a shotgun on the car’s center console. They called for backup and took the suspects into custody for questioning.

When they searched the suspects, police found two of them also were carrying handguns.

David Mc Jeans, 24, of 4030 W. Grenshaw in Chicago, now faces charges including aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, being an armed habitual criminal and marijuana possesson.

Frederick Le Flore, 27, of 3522 W. Flournoy in Chicago, and Jamar Leaon Allen, 27 of 1743 N. Meade in Chicago, both face weapons charges.

The fourth person in the car was released without being charged.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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4 Comments

  1. Gun charges..
    Wow! Look at that. Just good old fashioned police work. Not a single $50,000 camera system used or needed. Great job Evanston Police!

  2. There was a reason they were over there
    Wonder where they were going.
    the police should beef up patrol in that general area and be proactive. There was a reason they were over there armed in that way. Most likely a drug related robbery about to be committed.they should look for suspicious traffic, known drug offenders, etc.
    I willing to bet whatever they were after is still over there.

    1. Did you read the article?
      Clearly you did not read the article or the statement by the police department. Within the first few lines it states the police were in the area targeting burglars. That is called being ‘proactive’. The spokesman for the Evanston Police did not say the two officers were wondering around and stumbled upon these degenerates! Give them the credit they deserve. They were out in the middle of the night in the cold on a targeted patrol. If that is not proactive, I don’t know what is. I will agree with you and say that whatever and whoever the offenders were looking for is still out there.

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