Killed – Floyd Gibert (Evanston, IL)


A 30-year-old Evanston man on parole died after a shooting in the north suburb on Saturday evening, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Jay Parrott said in a newsrelease.

Evanston police said the victim, Floyd Gibert and was on parole.

Just after the shooting, a vehicle in which someone was apparently driving the 30-year-old to a local hospital was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of Green Bay Road and McCormick Boulevard, Parrott said.

Evanston resident Floyd Gibert, 30, was shot and killed on Dec. 7, 2013. Mr. Gibert, a longtime friend of Javar Bamberg, posted a message of condolence on the one-year anniversary of the murder of his friend Javar. The message was posted on Internet social media, Chief Eddington said.

Responses to that posting spiraled, the Chief said, and led to an agreement to meet for what was supposed to be a fistfight.

Unfortunately for Mr. Gibert, said Chief Eddington, it turned out to be more than a fistfight. Mr. Gibert was shot, and when a member of the Bamberg extended family tried to rush him to the hospital the car crashed on Green Bay Road. EMTs carried Mr. Gibert the rest of the way, but he died at the hospital.

Less than a week later, police arrested Dominic Connerly, a former Evanston resident, in Zion, Ill., and charged him with the slaying. Mr. Connerly is the 22-year-old brother of Darien Marquez-Connerly, who awaits trial for the 2011 murder of taxi driver Leodis Blackburn, said the Chief.


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