Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew updates status of homicide investigation.

Evanston police say that there is “no suspect in custody” in connection with Thursday night’s shooting death in Ladd Arboretum, however, Cmdr. Ryan Glew also said there is “no continuing danger to the public.”

The victim has been identified as 29-year old Servandos Hamros, who lived not far from where he died.

In a Friday afternoon briefing, Glew told reporters that based on what’s known so far, Hamros was walking in the park with his seven-year-old daughter when he was “confronted by at least one other subject.”

Glew said after an argument, “an unknown person then shot the victim.”

It was not stated whether the shooter is believed to have been the original person involved in the confrontation, or someone else.

A police officer on patrol in the area heard the shots at around 9:05 p.m. Thursday, and responded to the 2100 block of McCormick Blvd.

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There were also several 9-1-1 calls. Other officers responded as well, Glew said, and “quickly located the victim and started first aid” until fire department medics arrived.

However, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The daughter, Glew said, was not shot, and was able to contact family and let them know what had happened.

McCormick Boulevard was closed to traffic until 7:30 Friday morning while police continued the investigation.

If you can help that investigation, you can call the police department at 847-866-5040. You can also text in tips to 247637, type in EPDTIP, and then your information.

The text-a-tip system is structured in a way that it is possible to remain anonymous.

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  1. So sad to read about the shooting death of the young man who’s 7 year old daughter was with him on McCormick walking trails and is now fatherless. So senseless and tragic.

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