Oscar Santana, 36, of McHenry

A McHenry man was ordered held on a $600,000 bond after he was charged with shooting a woman with a shotgun following a reported drug deal in Lakemoor in March.

Oscar O. Santana, 36, of the 100 block of Maple Street in McHenry, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and criminal damage to property.

A Lakemoor police sergeant was exiting the Lakemoor Police Department around 3 a.m. on March 2 when he heard a woman shouting for help, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.

The sergeant responded to the woman’s aid and found she was bleeding from the head,

The sergeant requested an ambulance and provided the woman with aid until paramedics arrived.

The woman, a 28-year-old, from Sheridan, Illinois, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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A further investigation revealed the shooting occurred as the woman entered her car on Pineview Road.

The woman had just left a residence in the 31700 block of Jennifer Lane in Lakemoor.

When she entered her car, a man appeared from the side of the residence and fired several shots at her from a shotgun, Covelli said.

The woman was able to drive approximately half a mile toward the police department where she was located by the police sergeant.

An investigation shows the woman was likely at the residence for a drug transaction, Covelli said.

Lakemoor police officers determined the suspect who fired the shots fled on foot westbound following the shooting.

The Lakemoor Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Fox Lake Police Department to establish a large perimeter in the area.

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A Lake County Sheriff’s Office canine team responded and tracked approximately a half-mile where the track abruptly ended with indications the offender entered a vehicle.

Covelli said at the time that the incident appeared to be a targeted shooting and there was no threat to the community.

The Lakemoor Police Department confirmed on Wednesday that Santana was charged on June 22 in connection with the shooting.

Santana, who pleaded not guilty to the charges, remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $600,000 bond, records show.

He is scheduled to appear in court again on August 16.