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Police commander credited for gun arrest outside Water Tower Place

Dimitri Stephen is charged with unlawful use weapaggravated unlawful use weapon.

Dimitri Stephen is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

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Updated: June 28, 2011 8:52PM



Chicago Police are crediting the “diligence” of a commander for approaching a large group of teens outside Water Tower Place Monday night, leading to the arrest of a man who had a loaded handgun.

Dimitri Stephen, 19, of the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue, is charged with two felony counts — unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the incident, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

Near North District police Sgt. Kenneth Angarone was deploying his officers on foot patrol about 6:45 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue when he noticed a big group of teens leaving Water Tower Place, Ursitti said.

He was aware of recent robberies in the area and walked toward the group. A man in the group, identified as Stephen, fled. As he fled, he discarded a weapon, Ursitti said.

Stephen was apprehended by Near North District police officers and a loaded gun was recovered, Ursitti said.

“This shows the effort that was put forth by Chicago Police at every level — the diligence of the members at every rank — the commander in the lead — and the officers who apprehended him,” Ursitti said.



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