Police arrest armed man who fled traffic stop in Evanston

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An armed man was arrested Thursday evening in Evanston after he ran away from a traffic stop in the northern suburb.

Rayshawn L. Taylor, 19, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, a Class 2 felony, according to a statement from Evanston police.

About 7:55 p.m., officers attempted to curb a vehicle for minor traffic violations near Chicago Avenue and Jonquil Terrace, police said.

A man in the back seat ran from the vehicle and while the officers chased him, the vehicle sped away northbound on Chicago, police said.

The man, identified as Taylor, of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue in Evanston, was arrested in the 200 block of Callan Avenue, police said.

Police said a loaded Bryco 9mm handgun that Taylor had discarded while running was recovered in a back yard in the 600 block of Mulford Street.

Investigators are searching for the vehicle that sped away after the attempted traffic stop.

Taylor, who was convicted of reckless discharge of a firearm in 2013, has been ordered held on a $150,000 bond, court records show. He is next scheduled to appear at the Skokie courthouse April 10.

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