Evanston man starts 33-year sentence in 2011 shooting

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

An Evanston man has begun serving a 33-year sentence for attempted first-degree murder, among other felony charges, according to prison records.

Anthony Conorquie, 20, received the sentence after he was found guilty of shooting another teen in April 2011 inside the McDonald’s at 1919 Dempster St. The victim, 16-year-old Tyree Green, was treated and released from Evanston Hospital days after the shooting.

Conorquie, of the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card. Conorquie, who was 17 when the charges were filed, was tried as an adult.

Conorquie started serving the sentence late last week, according to records from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The shooting, which occurred during the day near Evanston Township High School, sent shockwaves through the city and led to a number of anti-violence efforts. At the time, police linked the shooting to an ongoing dispute between two groups of teens from the area.

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