Eight arrested on Jackson


Evanston police responded to two separate calls reporting a man with a gun in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue Wednesday night and took a total of eight people into custody.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the first incident started about 9:10 p.m. and that, while responding officers tried to take one person into custody, other watching the incident started arguing with officers and disobeying their orders to disperse.

Charges from that incident ranged from ordinance violations to aggravated assault.

Then about 10:20 p.m. police receive a second call of a man with a gun on the same block. Parrott says two people were taken into custody in relation to that incident but no gun was recovered.

In a separate incident, shortly after 11 p.m., police responding to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of Reba Place in south Evanston found several 9mm shell casings in an alley. But police were unable to locate the shooter or anyone who might have been hit by the shots.

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