Police searching for man wanted in Wednesday apartment gunfire


By Jessi Haish

Police are searching for someone who was allegedly involved in shots fired at an apartment complex Wednesday.

A warrant is out for Benjamin L. Evans for aggravated use of a weapon, unlawful possession of weapon by felon and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Bond is set at $250,000.

Police responded to James Court Apartments, located in the 2600 block of North First Street, at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. After investigating, officers determined two groups of men were arguing in the parking lot of the apartment complex, according to a news release. During the argument, one man pulled out a handgun and shot at the other group’s vehicle.

When officers arrived, both groups were gone. The investigation is ongoing and there are no known injuries at this time.
Police are asking that any one with information contact the police department at 815-748-8400.