A Zion man, who is a convicted felon, is being held on a $1 million bond in connection with a shooting at a Waukegan restaurant in February.
Demarcus K. Griffin, 21, of the 2100 block of Ezra Avenue in Zion, was charged with three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony.
The charges stem from a shooting at Gojo’s Cafe & Pancake House, 2929 Belvidere Road in Waukegan, on February 27.
A criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court alleges Griffin discharged a gun at or into the restaurant from outside the building.
The complaint lists two people who Griffin was allegedly targeting. No one was hit by the gunfire.
A Lake County judge signed an arrest warrant for Griffin days after the incident, which was investigated by the Waukegan Police Department.
Griffin was arrested on September 8 and remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $1 million bond.
In March 2020, Griffin was arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in Beach Park.
In that incident, Griffin, who was living in Chicago at the time, allegedly shot at three people who were walking in the 39100 block of North Lewis Avenue in Beach Park.
When members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals arrested Griffin for the Beach Park shooting, they found him in possession of a stolen gun that had a 50-round drum magazine.
Griffin is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment hearing on his latest charges on October 22.