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One arrested after high-speed chase

Charges have been filed against one man after a high-speed chase through northwest Evanston that followed a shooting incident on Emerson Street early Thursday.


Charges have been filed against one man after a high-speed chase through northwest Evanston that followed a shooting incident on Emerson Street early Thursday.

Evanston Police Commander James Pickett says Kevin Logan, 20, of 1715 Dodge Ave., faces felony charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding police.

Pickett says the incident began shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday when an Evanston police officer on patrol heard six gunshots coming from the area of Dodge and Emerson.

Several citizens told police the shots came from the alley south of the 1900 block of Emerson, and as officers neared the scene they heard 5 to 7 more shots.

Pickett says several citizens reported seeing a dark colored truck leaving the area after the shooting.

He says other officers spotted an SUV a block away — driving northbound on Dodge from Foster. When officers turned on their emergency lights to stop the vehicle, it sped away and officers saw a passenger in the front seat throw out a loaded handgun magazine, clear plastic gloves and a black hooded sweatshirt that were later recovered by police.

Pickett says that after the SUV reached speeds estimated at 60 to 70 miles per hour a patrol sergeant called off the chase because of safety concerns. When the SUV’s driver saw that the police car had turned off its lights, he pulled over near Colfax and Ridgeway. Two passengers jumped from the vehicle and it sped off.

Police searched the area, and, Picket says, with help from the Skokie Police Canine Unit one of the passengers was taken into custody but later released without charges.

Pickett says a few minutes later officers spotted the SUV and were able to stop it at 9600 Colfax in Skokie where they took Logan into custody.

Pickett says the department is awaiting gunshot residue testing which may result in additional charges, but no charges have been filed yet in the shooting incident itself.

He says officers recovered six spent shell casings in the area of 1911 Emerson. Bullets also damaged two vehicle parked in the area and two homes, but no one was injured.

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