This Sunday evening, a support Israel event took place in the 3400 block of Touhy Avenue in Skokie. Approximately 200 protesters showed up in support of the Palestinian population in the Middle East. The Skokie Police Department initially took preventative measures by having a Law Enforcement mutual aid plan on standby prior to the event occurring. Due to several disturbances escalating outside the event, additional police resources were called to respond to the area to help control the crowd and maintain order.
During the gathering a subject was confronted by numerous individuals in the Lincolnwood Town Center mall across the street from the event, at which time the subject pulled a firearm and discharged the weapon in the air. No injuries occurred and the subject was immediately taken into custody by Lincolnwood Police.
Lincolnwood Police presented the case to the Felony Review Unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for prosecution. After reviewing the case, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office declined to prosecute the subject. The 39-year-old male subject resides in Chicago and is a valid Concealed Carry License (CCL) holder. The subject has been released from police custody. The subject’s name is being withheld due to no criminal charges being filed in this incident.