February 4, 2007

Shortly after a drive-by shooting in Evanston that left one man dead and another injured, police from the North Shore suburb took a 22-year-old suspect into custody.

Evanston and Chicago Police officers apprehended the suspect as he was leaving Evanston in a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses to the Friday night shooting, which killed 21-year-old Booker Guy of Chicago.

A semi-automatic handgun and an ammunition magazine were found close to where the suspect was stopped by police, authorities said.

The shooting happened minutes before midnight in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue as Guy, of the 7300 block of South Hoyne, stood in an alley with friends, Evanston Police said in a statement.

Witnesses told police a masked gunman drove up to the group and fired several shots. Guy, who was struck in the abdomen, was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he died.

A second man, Jarron Jackson, also was taken to Evanston Hospital with gunshot wounds in his left hand and thigh. Jackson, 23, was treated and released.

An Evanston Police officer on patrol spotted the suspect's vehicle heading south on Asbury Avenue. Police officers from Evanston and Chicago stopped the vehicle in the 6200 block of Western, officials said.

The vehicle's driver, a 22-year-old Chicago man, was taken to the Evanston Police station for questioning.

No charges had been filed as of late Saturday.

Evanston Police, who would not comment beyond a news release, did not give a motive for the shooting. It was also unclear whether the gun found on Western Avenue had been fired recently or matched the type used to kill Guy.