Shooting victim no stranger to guns

The man pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston Tuesday after being shot by a motorcyclist on McCormick Boulevard in Skokie had been involved in a wild lakefront chase with police in Evanston two years ago.

Antoine Sanders, 23, who back then gave police an address of 7015 N. Paulina in Rogers Park, was arrested on May 11, 2012.

He was one of three men wanted in connection with a shots-fired incident near Gale Elementary School in Rogers Park who bailed out of a car on Greenwood Street near Judson Avenue about 11 a.m. that morning.

The incident led to a lockdown at Chiaravalle Montessori School and a house-to-house search that eventually led to the capture of Sanders.

He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and served eight months at the Vienna Correctional Center after his conviction that October before being released on parole just over 13 months ago.

He was also arrested in southeast Evanston just last month and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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