A convicted felon is being held on a $400,000 bond after prosecutors say he fired shots in North Chicago during a fight with his mother on Monday.
Sharahd Davis, 28, of the 1800 block of Victoria Avenue in North Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a Tuesday bond hearing that officers responded on Monday to a call of a possible domestic disturbance in the 1800 block of Victoria Avenue in North Chicago.
Officers were informed that a male black wearing an orange shirt had a firearm and discharged it approximately three times near the residence.
Officers arrived and observed Davis matching the description and sitting on the porch.
Davis reached for his belt line on his left hip and threw something off to the left into the bushes, Katris said.
Officers recovered the object from the bushes, which turned out to be a handgun.
The mother of Davis told police that they got into a fight and Davis became angry, at which point he fired the gun in the back alley, Katris said.
While prosecutors said that Davis’ mother was the one he got into an argument with, his family told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that his mother was not present at the time and the subject involved was a different woman.
Davis was arrested and transported to the North Chicago Police Department.
He told investigators that he was in possession of a firearm and that he discharged it once, Katris said. No one was injured.
Davis does not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card or concealed carry license.
He was also previously convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon of a felon.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Davis held on a $400,000 bond.
Davis remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $40,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27.