Police in the Milwaukee suburb of Greenfield, Wis., report they have taken two juveniles into custody in connection with last week’s homicide in Evanston.

A Greenfield detective reported receiving information from a confidential informant early this morning that two 16-year-old suspects sought in the shooting death of 17-year-old Darryl Shannon Pickett were staying in an apartment in Greenfield.

The Greenfield police contacted the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force and officers from Evanston and several other communities arrived in Greenfield where they conducted surveillance of the building for several hours.

When a resident of the property, believed to be a relative of one of the suspects, left the building, he was stopped by police and confirmed that the two suspects were in the apartment.

Greenfield Police Sgt. Ray Radakovich says the police tactical team surrounded the building and that at about 4 p.m. they contacted the suspects by phone. The suspects agreed to give themselves up and were taken into custody without incident.

No charges have yet been filed in the case.

Evanston police found the mortally wounded Evanston Township High School football player in an alley behind 1722 Dodge Ave. about 1:41 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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