Prosecutors say a woman fired a gun into the ceiling in an attempt to stop her sister, who was allegedly striking a child with a knife and a pot at a residence in Waukegan.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Stella Day said there was an argument between a family in Waukegan on Saturday.
Day said that Shaneka J. Jackson, 30, of Zion, grabbed a ball and threw it at her sister, Tranetta S. Jackson, 31, of Waukegan.
Tranetta Jackson’s young daughter, who is under the age of 13, tried to stop Shaneka Jackson, who then struck the child with some type of heavy object such as a pot, Day said.
Shaneka Jackson also allegedly struck the child with a knife. Day said it is unclear whether it was a stab or slash.
Officers observed lacerations to the child’s forehead and finger.
Tranetta Jackson went and got her gun while her child was being struck by Shaneka Jackson, Day said.
Tranetta Jackson allegedly fired the gun into the ceiling in an attempt to break up the incident.
Shaneka Jackson has several past battery convictions, Day said.
Lake County Judge Christopher Lombardo ordered Shaneka Jackson held on a $200,000 bond.
Lombardo allowed Tranetta Jackson to be released on a $75,000 recognizance bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 29 for Shaneka Jackson and a status of attorney hearing is scheduled for October 3 for Tranetta Jackson.
Shaneka Jackson remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.