Man charged with attempted murder in Evanston brick beating

A 23-year-old man was walking west in the 700 block of West Howard Street when Kevin Jones, 35, walked up with a brick and “attacked without apparent provocation,” Evanston police said.

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A Rogers Park man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly beating another man with a brick Sept. 28, 2019, in Evanston.

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A Rogers Park man has been charged with trying to beat another man to death with a brick last week in north suburban Evanston.

Kevin Jones, 35, is charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, all felonies, according to a statement from Evanston police.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Cook County sheriff’s office

The attack happened bout 2:50 p.m. Sept. 28 in the 700 block of West Howard Street, police said. A 23-year-old man was walking west when Jones walked up with a brick and “attacked without apparent provocation.”

He hit the man in the head with the brick multiple times before running away, police said. The victim was critically injured and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was stabilized.

Officers found Jones on Howard west of Ridge Avenue and took him into custody, police said.

Jones remains held without bail at the Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. His next court date was set for Oct. 16 in Skokie.

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