A Waukegan man is wanted on attempted murder and other felony charges after he allegedly fired shots into an occupied vehicle in a neighborhood near McHenry.
Juan A. Colon, 26, of the 1800 block of Grand Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed habitual criminal, three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Colon discharged a firearm toward the driver of a vehicle on Sunday.
The complaint said that Colon intended to commit first-degree murder by committing the act.
No victims in the vehicle were shot but the vehicle’s driver-side door was struck by the gunfire.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Porfirio Campos-Cruz said the shooting happened in the 800 block of South Black Partridge Road in unincorporated McHenry.
Campos-Cruz said that additional information in the case was not immediately available for release due to the investigation still being active.
Colon is a convicted felon after previously being convicted of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon in a 2013 Lake County case and aggravated battery in a public place in a 2015 Lake County case.
Colon is not allowed to possess any firearms due to him being a convicted felon.
Court records show an arrest warrant was issued for Colon on Thursday by McHenry County Judge Mary Nader. The warrant has no bond.
Campos-Cruz said Colon was not in custody at the McHenry County Jail as of Friday morning.
In March 2020, Colon and two other suspects were charged with beating and robbing an 18-year-old woman in Long Grove after offering the woman a ride home from a party.
Colon was sentenced in February 2021 to 24 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to aggravated battery in a public place in that case. He also received almost a year of credit for time served in the county jail.
Records from the Illinois Department of Corrections regarding when Colon was released on parole were not immediately available.