A man is facing felony charges after he allegedly pistol-whipped a woman and then shot her at an apartment in Waukegan on Saturday, prosecutors said.
Javier Montes, 39, of the 4100 block of Greenleaf Court in Park City, was charged with aggravated battery by discharging a firearm, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, child endangerment and two counts of domestic battery.
Waukegan police officers responded to a 911 call for a shooting, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly.
The incident occurred in the 2600 block of West Monroe Street in Waukegan around 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Officers arrived to find a victim who had suffered a gunshot graze wound to the side of her body and also had a laceration on her head.
The woman was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.
The woman told officers that Montes, who she is in a relationship with, hit her in the face with the gun, Daly said.
Montes followed the victim after she left and kicked open a door to an apartment where another struggle ensued, Daly said.
A bystander heard the struggle, came to the rescue and took the victim to another apartment.
Montes was found running away moments later and arrested.
Lake County Judge Christopher Morozin ordered Montes held on a $500,000 bond during a Sunday court hearing.
Montes remains held in the Lake County Jail for his latest case and would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.