A 16-year-old Chicago youth has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after, Evanston police say, he was seen running down a Rogers Park street with a handgun.
Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says detectives from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team patrolling the area of Howard Street and Ridge Avenue about 7:43 p.m. Thursday were flagged down by a woman who said someone from a vehicle was firing a handgun on Birchwood Avenue in Chicago, just east of Ridge.
Dugan says the detectives saw a youth running west on Birchwood from Hoyne Avenue carrying a nickle-plated handgun.
The detectives were able to take the subject into custody without incident, Dugan says, and recovered a loaded Colt .380 caliber handgun from the youth, who’s been taken to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.