Evanston police now say they’re seeking a 17-year-old Evanston Township High School student in the shooting death of another ETHS student last week.

Police say a homicide arrest warrant has been issued for Theo David Wright of the 4900 block of Church Street in Skokie in the death of Darryl Shannon Pickett.

The shooting took place in an alley a block north of the school.

Police say they believe the suspect is in the area but his exact whereabouts are unknown.

Police Commander James Elliot said, “We are asking Mr. Wright to surrender to the nearest law enforcement agency, and for his family to assist in encouraging him to give himself up.”

After interviewing the two classmates arrested Monday in Greenfield, Wis., police released those two 16-year-old youths without filing charges against them.

Police had initially identified the two as suspects in the case, but later described them as witnesses to the shooting.

Police encourage anyone with information about the incident to call the Evanston Police Investigations Division at 847-866-5040.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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