Police in Mexico yesterday arrested a suspect in the slaying nearly a year ago of Evanston Township High School graduate Melissa Dorner. Dorner, 21, was killed in her apartment in the Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago's North Side.
Police arrested a teenager at 1723 Simpson St. shortly before noon yesterday who they said was carrying a six-inch knife. He was one of several youths police stopped for questioning after a resident told them one teen showed a silver handgun in his waistband as the group walked past him in the 1600 block of Simpson.
A 76-year-old Evanston resident told police he was sitting in his cab waiting for a customer in the alley at 1735 McDaniel Ave. just before 6:30 yesterday morning when a young man approached him, showed a knife and demanded money.
Evanston Police report that shots were fired into buildings in the 700 block of Howard Street about 3:30 a.m. Christmas Eve. Responding officers found gunshot damage to several storefronts and recovered five empty shell casings.