EVANSTON, Ill. — A 16-year-old boy from Des Plaines faces juvenile court in Evanston for unlawful use of a weapon.

On Saturday, Feb. 18, officers in the area of Church Street and Maple Avenue noticed the teen walking on Church Street. The juvenile had an active arrest warrant and was known to police.

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The 16-year-old took off on foot when officers approached. During his getaway attempt, police said the male teen discarded a shoulder bag.

Eventually, the teen was taken into police custody a few blocks from the initial sighting.

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“Officers were able to locate the discarded bag and learned it contained a loaded handgun,” Evanston police said. “The handgun was an unserialized firearm that was likely assemble[d] with a kit, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.” 

No word on when the juvenile will appear in court.