UPDATE: Officials Release Name of Evanston Man, 19, Shot and Killed on Brown Avenue

Police say Justin Murray, 19, a resident of the 1800 block of Brown Avenue, was shot and killed on his street around 6:15 p.m. Thursday evening.

A 19-year-old Evanston resident was shot and killed in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue Thursday evening, police say.

Police were called to the scene after witnesses heard several shots fired around 6:15 p.m., according to a press release from the Evanston Police Department. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Justin Murray lying in the street, police say.

Murray was transported to Evanston/North Shore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott told Patch that Murray is a resident of the 1800 block of Brown Avenue.

Police say they do not have any suspects in custody, and are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the crime. Anyone who has information is asked to call the police department at (847) 866-5000.

Gregg Miller November 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
The evanston police is weak them fools can't do nothing
Stevie Janowski December 01, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Sad, any leads? RIP
Jennifer Fisher December 01, 2012 at 01:16 AM
I agree, it's very sad. Police say they're still investigating as of Friday night, no one in custody yet.
Procrustes' Foil December 01, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I'll bet that someone in that neighborhood knows who killed this kid. People need to report what they witness. I know that can be risky. But it's riskier to let the violence continue. I moved here from Chicago ten years ago. Violence in Chicago is worse than ever.
elizabeth December 12, 2012 at 07:13 PM
well now that the death toll has reached 3 (in the past 2 weeks!) maybe the police can start making some arrests! if they had established relationships in the neighborhood rather than hiding in Dominicks to catch people stealing liquor, they would be able to get some information on these killings! getting outraged!!!!


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