A Zion man was taken into custody after police say he became “enraged” and tried shooting his female friend’s ex-boyfriend in Waukegan but the shot missed.
The Waukegan Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 a.m. Monday for a shooting in the 2600 block of North Augusta Drive in Waukegan.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a 28-year-old man, who resides in the 2600 block of North Augusta Drive, called 911 to report someone just shot at him outside of his home.
A preliminary investigation shows the victim was at his home with his ex-girlfriend.
Angel J. Gutierrez-Cervantes, 25, of Zion, arrived at the home to pick up the victim’s ex-girlfriend, Covelli said.
The victim’s ex-girlfriend exited the home and got into Gutierrez-Cervantes’ vehicle.
The male victim went outside and encouraged his ex-girlfriend not to go with Gutierrez-Cervantes due to her level of intoxication, Covelli said.
Gutierrez-Cervantes became “enraged” and exited his car with a pistol, Covelli said.
Covelli said that Gutierrez-Cervantes approached the victim and attempted to shoot the victim but the shot missed.
Gutierrez-Cervantes returned to his vehicle and fled, Covelli said. He dropped the victim’s ex-girlfriend off about a block away from the house.
The victim called 911 and followed Gutierrez-Cervantes.
Sheriff’s deputies located Gutierrez-Cervantes’ vehicle in the area of Alta Vista Drive and Beech Avenue in Waukegan.
Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop and took Gutierrez-Cervantes into custody.
A 9mm pistol was recovered from Gutierrez-Cervantes’ vehicle.
Sheriff’s evidence technicians located a 9mm shell casing at the scene of the shooting.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and charged Gutierrez-Cervantes with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a concealed carry license.
Gutierrez-Cervantes remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $300,000 bond.