Facebook Live Post Leads to Arrest of Illinois Felon

Sep 5, 2016

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A convicted felon is back in custody after Evanston police say they saw him in a Facebook Live video firing a gun at a shooting range in violation of his parole.  The Evanston Police Department says an investigator with its intelligence unit was monitoring social media and recognized an Evanston gang member firing a handgun in a real-time video post.

The investigator recognized the firing range in Winthrop Harbor, 30 miles north, and contacted police there. Officers immediately responded to the shooting range and arrested the man.

Twenty-five-year-old Demarcus Curtis of Des Plaines was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.  Police arrested a second convicted felon with him, 25-year-old Nicholas Mayfield of Country Club Hills.