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Person of interest in custody on Darrow shooting

Evanston police have a person of interest in custody in connection with the shooting of a 30-year-old male in the 2000 block of Darrow Ave.

The shooting took place about 6:20 p.m. Saturday, police confirmed Thursday.

Police are still questioning the individual and don’t expect to release any other information, pending approval of charges by the State’s Attorney’s Office, Cmdr. Jay Parrott, department spokersperson said.

Police said the victim, identified as Floyd Gibert, of the 2000 block of Ashland Ave., lived about two blocks away from where he was fatally shot.

At a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday night, Police Chief Richard Eddington said there was a surveillance camera in the area but that the victim had been shot in an area beyond the camera’s coverage.

Since the incident, police have been working with investigators from the North Regional Task Force to resolve the case, “and have done a good job of locating witnesses and corroborating the information they have received,” Parrott said.

Court records show the victim was sentenced last year in a Skokie courtroom to two years in prison for resisting arrest and possession of marijuana between 30 and 500 grams.

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