Police say an Evanston man has died after being shot in the head while standing at the corner of Church Street and Grey Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. today.

Cmdr. Tom Guenther says the victim, Keith Bernard Tucker, 40, was in the company of one or two other individuals when his assailant pulled a gun and shot him.

Gunther says a nearby resident who heard gunshots called police who found Tucker on the ground and called for Fire Department paramedics. The paramedics treated Tucker at the scene and transported him to a local hospital where he died about two-and-a-half hours later.

Evanston police and North Regional Major Crimes Task Force investigators are continuing to process the crime scene and conduct interviews.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Stop the violence

    I can’t wait until they spend the 14 million dollars of our money to beautify this area with trees, park benches, and espcially the brick pavers. That should change things once and for all!

  2. Priorities

    Tally as of 12/11/10 10:30pm

    Tilted Kilt: 19 comments

    Shovel Walks: 12 comments

    Library Branch Closing: 9 comments

    Murder: 1 comment (a mere snark against spending funds to improve the streetscape.)

    Nice to know my fellow Evanstonians have their priorities straight.

    1. Recount

      Oops, missed the additional 25 comments on the Tilted Kilt from the initial article.

      New tally: (as of 12/13/10)

      47 comments about a restaurant.

      12 comments about shoveling sidewalks (including bickering over geography.)

      9 comments (in the most recent article alone) about closing libraries.

      Still only 1 comment about murder.

      If we are really talking about "quality of life" issues here in this town, let’s maybe put more focus on "keeping life."

      1. And Your Comment Is?

        While it is always nice to have someone scolding us about what we SHOULD be talking about, it always helps when The Scold actually starts – or adds to – that conversation. If you’ve got something to say about this murder, or any other murder in Evanston, please speak your mind. You might just generate more – or more meaningful – conversation than the other topics.

        If you’re just pointing this out to point it out, you end up with a response like this one, and maybe an empty feeling of smug self-satisfaction knowing you’re focused on The Important Things, all the while keeping your counsel.

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