Police seek cooperative witness in Hartrey shooting

Evanston police are hoping video footage of some people involved in the shooting of a 17-year-old Evanston youth on the 1800 block of Hartrey Avenue last week will prompt new witnesses to come forward after encountering a lack of cooperation from both the victim and witnesses.

Detectives have extensively investigated the shooting which took place about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, said Cmdr. Jay Parrott, the department’s spokesperson.

“Lack of cooperative witnesses and victims tie the hands of law enforcement and prosecutors when it comes to appropriately filing criminal charges,” the department said in a written release. “Community members who witness criminal activity and that help solve crime, not only make a community safer from future acts of violence but also send a message that this type of behavior is not tolerated.”
Police request that anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call the Evanston Police Department at (847) 866-5000.

Text-a-Tip can also be used by texting to CRIMES (274637) and placing EPDTIP in the message line with the anonymous information, police said.

Although the police department prefers information to not be anonymous in a case of this type, anonymous tips are always accepted and can lead to further investigative information which may allow for criminal charges in an investigation, they said.

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