James E. Ford, 30, of Chicago, (inset) was charged in connection with a shooting after a man was shot and dropped off at BP gas station at Grand Avenue and Route 21 in Gurnee on April 3, 2021. | Background Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather)

A Chicago man has been arrested and charged in connection with a 2021 shooting in Waukegan where the victim was found dropped off at a Gurnee gas station with a gunshot wound.

The Gurnee Police Department and Gurnee Fire Department responded around 6:29 p.m. on April 3, 2021, to the BP gas station, 4885 Grand Avenue in Gurnee.

Gurnee Police Department Spokeswoman Shawn Gaylor said at the time that a 911 call was made from the gas station about a person shot.

The 911 caller reported that the gunshot victim was in the parking lot, Gaylor said.

According to fire radio traffic, paramedics immediately transported the victim to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

The victim was reportedly shot in the leg. Their condition was not known.

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing a heavy police presence and the victim lying down on the ground in the parking lot.

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It was determined that the actual shooting happened in Waukegan, Gaylor said.

Waukegan and Gurnee police officers respond to the BP at Grand Avenue and Route 21 in Gurnee for a shooting victim located in the parking lot on April 3, 2021. | Photo: Willie Gillespie (@wgweather).

Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said the incident happened at an apartment complex off of Delany Road.

In June 2021, prosecutors approved charges against James E. Ford, 30, of Chicago.

Ford was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

The most serious charge, aggravated battery with a firearm, is a Class X felony which carries a prison sentence of six to 30 years in prison.

A Lake County judge issued an arrest warrant in June 2021 after charges were filed.

Ford was arrested by the Waukegan Police Department last week after he was released from his sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections, Florip said.

Ford had been sentenced to 30 months in prison for a 2020 Cook County case where he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Ford remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond.