A convicted felon was arrested after he allegedly shot his mother’s boyfriend following a physical fight over a dispute about a salad in Antioch, prosecutors said.
Rondel K. Jamison, 23, of Antioch, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated domestic battery and felon in possession of a firearm.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano said in court Thursday morning that police responded to a car crash Wednesday morning.
The crash occurred at Deep Lake Road and Linden Avenue in unincorporated Lake Villa.
Lake County sheriff’s deputies and Lake Villa police officers arrived and found one of the vehicles, which was driven by a female and the woman’s boyfriend was in the passenger seat.
The man was bleeding and was determined to have been shot.
The man and woman told officers they had been driving to Advocate Condell Medical Center when they were involved in the crash.
The victim, who is in his mid-40s, told officers that Jamison had shot him at their residence, Mandujano said.
The hospital confirmed the victim had been shot in the elbow and left hip, with the bullet being lodged in his hip.
Antioch police responded around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to the residence where the woman, her boyfriend and the woman’s son, Jamison, live in Antioch.
Jamison exited the residence, located at 398 Donin Drive in Antioch, and was placed into custody.
Officers cleared the apartment to ensure no other victims were inside, Mandujano said.
They spotted a gun on the floor and obtained a search warrant which revealed the gun was a Glock G44 handgun.
Jamison admitted to the police that he and the victim got into a physical fight over a salad, Mandujano said.
The victim also confirmed that he and Jamison got into a fight over a salad.
Mandujano said the fight lasted several minutes and the victim fled from the residence without his shoes.
The victim saw Jamison’s mother pull up to the apartment complex and he began telling the woman what happened.
Jamison allegedly exited the residence and began walking toward the two while armed with a gun.
Jamison’s mother tried to stop her son as he approached the vehicle but he pushed her away and shot the victim, Mandujano said.
A spent shell casing was recovered from the vehicle and blood was also found in the car.
“Gun violence, although rare in our community, will not be tolerated at all,” Antioch Police Chief Geoffrey Guttschow said.
“In this case, our officers worked quickly to ensure public safety and make a quick arrest to bring to justice those responsible,” Guttschow said.
Mandujano said Jamison is a convicted felon and does not have a Firearm Owners Identification card or concealed carry license.
He recently pleaded guilty in July to a gun possession case in Mundelein and was placed on probation, court records show.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Jamison held on a $1 million bond.
The most serious charge against Jamison, aggravated battery with a firearm, is a Class X felony that carries six to 30 years in prison.
The Antioch Community High School administration said they became aware of the situation shortly before the end of the fourth period Wednesday morning, prompting the fifth-period open campus lunch to be closed.
“There was never any risk of danger to students within the building or at any other offsite locations involving ACHS students,” the administration said in a message to parents.
School administration said around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday that the high school was safe to continue standard operations and resume open campus lunch.