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Man charged with robbing man, shooting at him in Waukegan

Byron L. Fisher, 36, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man wanted for robbing a man at gunpoint and shooting at him last year was arrested earlier this month after a warrant was issued, court records show.

Byron L. Fisher, 36, of Waukegan, was charged with armed habitual criminal, a Class X felony, armed robbery, a Class X felony, and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony.

A criminal complaint filed in Lake County court alleges that Fisher robbed a man while armed with a handgun on January 18, 2020, in Waukegan.

Fisher forcibly took cash from the victim and then discharged a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun towards the victim but did not strike him.

The Waukegan Police Department has not released any additional information on the incident.

The complaint also said that Fisher was charged with armed habitual criminal, a Class X felony, because he had previously been convicted of aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon in 2006 and 2007 in Lake County.

The North Chicago Police Department arrested Fisher on January 4 after a warrant had been issued on December 17. He was transported to the Lake County jail.

Fisher, who also had an active warrant for a domestic battery case, remains held in the jail on a $500,000 bond on the orders of Lake County Judge Paul Novak. He will need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.

If he is able to post bail, he will be required to not consume alcohol or take drugs and be subject to random drug testing, according to a remand order.

He will also not be allowed to have any contact with the victims in his cases and will not be allowed to possess any firearms or dangerous weapons.

Fisher is scheduled to appear in court again on January 28 for a preliminary hearing.