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Parolee arrested with loaded handgun in Evanston

(EVANSTON) A parolee was arrested with a loaded handgun Tuesday afternoon in north suburban Evanston.

Denzel Olagbegi

Officers responded to a person with a gun in a vehicle near Church Street and Dodge Avenue about 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release from Evanston police.

The officers pulled over the vehicle and recovered a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and arrested the passenger, 20-year-old Denzel Olagbegi, who was on parole for robbery and aggravated robbery, police said.

Olagbegi, of Chicago, was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a defaced firearm and armed habitual criminal, all felonies.

He is next scheduled to appear in court July 8.