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A 20-year-old man has been charged with aggravated battery and weapons violations after a Saturday night incident on Evanston’s west side.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says officers responding about 7 p.m. to a call of shots fired at Dempster Street and Fowler Avenue found a group of people having a confrontation with each other.

Parrott says the officers were told one person had been hit in the head with a gun and that two shots had been fired at two other people at the scene.

Police took four persons into custody for further investigation.

The state’s attorney’s office now has approved charges against Lanord D. Miles, 20, of 1315 McDaniel Ave..

He allegedly hit a 17-year-old male Chicago resident with a gun and fired shots two 21-year-old Evanston residents, a man and a woman.

Parrott says police were unable to recover the gun used in the incident, but did recover an expanded shell casing and two bullets at the scene.

Miles is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Jan. 30.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Great Job EPD!

    Another great job by the EPD!  I live in this neighborhood and my husband, while walking with our children during the summer witnessed an incident with this individual.  The person brandished a gun to another male.  My husband quickly moved out of the area with the kids and with no cell phone, could not make a call.  Since this summer, the 1300 black of Fowler and 2300 block of Greenwood have been areas that we try to stay away.  Altercations, numerous police/dectectives stopping cars/people have made these two blocks a "let's not walk that way" area. 

    Thank you EPD for being quick to respond last Saturday and deligent in finding that individual.  Hopefully, he will be off the streets for awhile.

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