A man has been charged after prosecutors say he threatened to shoot police officers after they responded to a 911 call that he strangled a woman in Gurnee.
Brian E. McKee, 57, of Gurnee, was charged with domestic battery causing bodily harm and domestic battery physical contact.
Mckee got into a verbal argument on Monday with a woman he is in a relationship with, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks.
The two live together in Gurnee with McKee’s daughter.
At some point during the argument, the woman went outside and McKee locked her out.
She eventually got back into the residence and the argument continued but escalated, Banks said during a bond hearing.
McKee strangled the woman by wrapping his arm around her neck and applying pressure, Banks said.
McKee’s daughter came down and reportedly saw him strangling the woman.
Officers were called and McKee locked himself inside the house when they arrived.
Banks said McKee “made it clear” to the officers that he wanted the victim out of the house.
He also told police that he would shoot them if they came inside, Banks said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak said during the bond hearing that McKee was not arrested at the scene due to him making threats toward the officers.
The officers left the scene and obtained a warrant for McKee instead of trying to arrest him at the scene.
Potkonjak set the man’s bond at $150,000. McKee remains held in the Lake County Jail.
He would need to post $15,000 cash in order to be released. A bond review hearing is scheduled for Thursday.