Antonio D. Summers, 36, of Waukegan, (inset) was recently taken into the custody of the Kenosha County, Wisconsin Jail after he allegedly fled from officers on June 1, 2023, in Waukegan while wanted in a homicide. | Background Photo: Facebook Live

A Waukegan man is in custody after he fled from police after learning he was wanted for murder while attending a hearing at the Lake County Courthouse earlier this month.

Antonio D. Summers, 36, of Waukegan, was at the courthouse in Waukegan on the morning of June 1 for a hearing in an order of protection case.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Summers learned he had an active warrant out of Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and abruptly left the courtroom.

Wisconsin court records show the warrant was for first-degree intentional homicide, possession of a firearm by a felon and armed robbery.

Members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop Summers but he continued fleeing.

He was chased about a block away and officers lost sight of him, Covelli said.

A large perimeter was established about a block from the courthouse and the area was searched.

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The College of Lake County sent a message at the time of the incident saying their Lakeshore Campus located in Waukegan was placed on lockdown due to “dangerous conditions.”

“Police are on scene and managing the situation,” the message said.

Police search in downtown Waukegan after a wanted suspect fled from authorities on June 1, 2023. | Photo: Facebook Live

The school asked students and staff to stay inside locked buildings and wait for the all-clear, which was given around 11:40 a.m. on June 1.

North Chicago School District 187 said in a message that Evelyn Alexander School was also placed on soft lockdown.

Summers was ultimately not located and the search continued for him.

He was charged days later in Lake County Circuit Court with resisting a peace officer causing injury, a felony.

The homicide and robbery charges Summers was wanted for stemmed from a shooting on April 23 at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of 60th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Kenosha police officials said officers found a 40-year-old Kenosha man, identified as Deshun M. Jackson, who had been shot.

Lifesaving efforts were performed and he died at the scene.

Summers was identified as the gunman in the incident, which was believed to be targeted, police officials said.

He was arrested in Chicago on June 3 — two days after fleeing the courtroom — by the Chicago Police Department.

Summers was transported to the Lake County Jail on June 8 where he was held as a fugitive from justice.

He was extradited to Kenosha County on June 9 where he remains held on a $4 million bond.