Timeline: 3 killed during shootings from Hyde Park to Evanston
Police from Evanston responded just before 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2020 to a report of a “man with a gun” at the CVS Pharmacy at 101 Asbury Avenue in Evanston. The suspect ran across the street into the IHOP, where he took a lady hostage and shot her — critically wounding her. Chicago police had responded to a ShotSpotter call in the area of Howard Street and Western Avenue at 4:45 p.m.
The male suspect, later identified as Jason Nightengale, ran out of the store and headed eastbound on Howard Street where he was confronted by Evanston and Chicago police officers. He was shot as he was confronted by police in the Dollar General store parking lot. Police recovered the suspect’s gun.
Police from Chicago and Evanston were immediately investigating a possible connection of six shootings in the Chicago city limits with the incident in Evanston.
SEQUENCE OF CRIMINAL EVENTS
Timeline of Saturday’s shooting spree, according to Chicago police from 1:50 PM to 5:30 PM (times estimated):
1:50 PM: A University of Chicago student killed in East Hyde Park parking garage in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood. University of Chicago PhD student Yiran Fan, age 30 shot and killed while sitting inside a vehicle in the Regents Park Apartment Complex, 5025 South East Avenue. His body wasn’t discovered until about 5:10 p.m. (time not confirmed).
2:00 to 2:15 PM: Apartment front door security guard killed, and a woman wounded in apartment building lobby in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood. The two women were shot in a vestibule at the Barclay Apartments at 4940 South East End Avenue. One woman was struck in the face, and one woman was struck in the chest. The shooter asked to use the phone in the lobby before opening fire. Security guard Aisha Newell, age 46, was fatally shot in the chest and back. A 77-year-old woman who was checking her mail, was shot in the head, and was listed in critical condition.
2:45 PM: The shooter then entered a building about a block away on the 5500 block of South East End Avenue where he pulled a gun on someone he knew before taking the man’s red Toyota and driving away.
3:00 PM: A man was allegedly killed by the shooter during an attempted robbery in the Brainerd neighborhood. After announcing a robbery at a store in the block of 9200 to 9300 South Halsted Street, the male suspect fatally shot 20-year-old Anthony Faulkner in the head. The suspect also shot an 81-year-old woman in the back and neck. The woman was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was listed in critical condition.
4:00 PM: A teen was wounded after shots were fired at a car being driven in the block of 10300 South Halsted Street. Bullets shattered a window and struck a 15-year-old female passenger in the back seat. The teen was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Christ Medical Center, where she was listed in critical condition.
Shots were fired at a police after the shooting suspect allegedly returned to the store in the Brainerd neighborhood and fired shots at police officers at the crime scene, striking a Chicago Police Department vehicle. There are no reports of any injuries at that shooting.
4:45 to 5:00 PM: Shots were fired during an attempted robbery at the Evanston CVS at 101 Asbury Avenue. Police received calls of a “man with a gun” and then shots fired at the CVS located at the intersection of Asbury and Howard. Nobody in that store was injured.
Simultaneously Chicago Police Department (24th District, Roger Park) police officers responded to a ShotSpotter call for gunshots detected in the area of Howard Street and Western Avenue in Chicago. Western Avenue becomes Asbury Avenue, crossing the border from Evanston to Chicago at Howard Street.
After leaving the CVS Pharmacy, the shooting suspect crossed the street to an IHOP, where he took a woman hostage and shot her in the neck. She was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center St. Francis Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
5:30 PM: After reportedly shooting the hostage at IHOP, the shooting suspect crossed the street and was confronted by Evanston and Chicago police. During a shootout in the parking lot of a Dollar General store, the suspect was shot, and later pronounced dead at St. Francis hospital. Initially, no police officers were reported injured.
The Dollar Store parking lot is located in Chicago, the CVS Pharmacy and IHOP business are located in Evanston.
Shooting victims ranged in age from 15 to 82 years-old. This one-day serial shooting incident occurred in a weekend when thirty-two people were shot in Chicago and six were killed.
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