Man fatally shot in Rogers Park

Update November 10 — The victim has been identified as Ryan Bost, a former stand-out basketball star at Evanston High School.

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot when a verbal altercation turned violent in Rogers Park Monday evening, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim was sitting in the back seat of a car on the 6700 block of North Newgard when a man walked up and shot him in the chest after “an exchange of words” shortly after 6 p.m., according to CPD and dispatch records. He arrived at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston about 20 minutes later in a private car that was driven by a friend. Doctors pronounced him dead a short time later.

Police were searching the area for surveillance cameras that might offer more information about what happened.

Officers searched the area for a potential suspect described as a Black male wearing a blue tracksuit who had gold Beats-brand headphones around his neck. According to police on the scene, that man was last seen heading eastbound in an alley from Newgard.

Area Five detectives are investigating.

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