Evanston police say they took a suspect in a barricaded gunman situation on Dodge Avenue into custody without incident shortly after 2:30 this afternoon.

The incident had led police to block traffic on Dodge between Church and Emerson streets starting around noon.

Police say that when officers arrived on the scene to investigate a report of shots fired, they found a man who reported he’d been in a dispute with another man that ended with a gun being fired at him.

Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the victim and witnesses reported that the gunman then retreated into what’s believed to be his home in the 1800 block of Dodge.

Glew says police set up a perimeter and evacuated some nearby homes and also called in additional officers from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System to assist.

He says that eventually the suspect was persuaded by officers to surrender and was taken into custody.

Glew says no one was been injured, but officers will remain in the area to continue their investigation into the original aggravated discharge of a firearm incident, including attempting to locate the gun used.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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