Man fires shots into house of ex-girlfriend on Brummel

Scott Gordon

Police arrested a Chicago man Monday in connection with two felony charges and misdemeanor possession of a handgun after he allegedly fired several shots into a window at an Evanston woman’s house, police said.

Naeem R. Cannon, 27, was charged with aggravated use and aggravated discharge of a weapon in addition to the misdemeanor.

Residents of the 1300 block of Brummel Avenue reported hearing gunshots and seeing a black Suzuki Tracker leave the area at about 5:15 a.m. Monday, said Deputy Chief Michael Perry of Evanston Police Department.

Police stopped a car matching the description later that morning on the 1300 block of Howard Street. Perry said Cannon was driving the car and the woman whose house was fired into — apparently his ex-girlfriend — was riding with him.

Officers arrested Cannon and found a .357 magnum handgun on the car floor, Perry said.

Perry said police learned the male suspect had been at the woman’s house that morning and asked her if she had another man with her in the house, Perry said.

While she was standing outside, Perry said, the man fired into her bedroom window, thinking another man was in the room. He then told her to get into the car and drove away with her.

Cannon is scheduled to appear Feb. 10 at Circuit Court in Skokie.