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Skokie man arrested in Evanston shooting

A Skokie man has been arrested and charged with shooting a man in Evanston last summer.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says Yeshua Camel Jones, 39, of 9457 Niles Center Road, now faces a felony charge of aggravated battery with a firearm.

A Skokie man has been arrested and charged with shooting a man in Evanston last summer.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says Yeshua Camel Jones, 39, of 9457 Niles Center Road, now faces a felony charge of aggravated battery with a firearm.

The shooting victim, Van Ross, 33, of Evanston, told police had stopped to talk to some friends and relatives standing in the 1900 block of Howard Street shortly after midnight on July 15, when a truck pulled up nearby.

Ross got into an argument with the driver of the truck, who pulled out a gun and started shooting.

Ross was hit once in the lower back and took cover between parked cars. The driver of the truck then drove off.

Police say Ross identified the gunman as Jones, and officers got a warrant for his arrest, but they were unable to locate him until he turned himself in at the Evanston police station on Wednesday.

He’s scheduled to appear in Skokie district court on Jan. 31.

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