Evanston woman shot in Rogers Park, alderman says

Paige Leskin, City Editor

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Police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with the shooting of an Evanston woman in her car, a Chicago alderman said police told him.

Police charged Stevon Browner, 20, with aggravated battery and the unlawful discharge of a firearm, according to the clerk’s office of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Browner approached a car at about 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Rogers Park neighborhood that the 20-year-old woman was driving in, police said. Browner fired into the car at the intersection of Jonquil Terrace and Ashland Avenue before fleeing on foot, Ald. Joe Moore of Chicago’s 49th Ward said police told him.

The Evanston woman sustained a gunshot wound to the back, police told Moore. She was transported to Evanston Hospital, where she was treated and released later that evening.

Browner was being held on $750,000 bail as of Monday afternoon, according to the clerk’s office. His next court date is scheduled for Oct. 22 in Chicago.

Police were able to arrest Browner due to cooperation of witnesses and the woman who was shot, Moore said. Browner is an admitted gang member, but police are not sure if the incident was gang-related, the alderman said.

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