Evanston police say the woman shot last month on Dodge Avenue near Church Street is refusing to cooperate with their investigation into the incident.

But say they believe they have identified a suspect in the case, who’s been returned to prison on a parole violation.

The woman suffered a single gunshot wound to her midsection around 11:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, and was found by police lying in a driveway at 1725 Dodge Ave.

She was treated at the scene by Fire Department paramedics who then took her to the hospital.

Police Commander Tom Guenther says the suspect in the shooting was identified through interviews with the victim and witnesses, but the victim later signed a document saying she didn’t want to pursue the case.

Guenther says an electronic monitoring device the parolee was required to wear showed that at the time of the shooting he was outside the area he was required to remain in under terms of his parole and he was returned to prison for that violation.

Guenther declined to identify the parolee because he has not been charged in the shooting. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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