Darrieus Jackson, 34, of Waukegan, (inset) was charged with possessing a gun without a concealed carry license when he allegedly displayed the gun during an argument at the BP gas station on the corner of Jackson Street and Grand Avenue in Waukegan on May 29, 2023. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A Waukegan man has been charged with possessing and displaying a gun just before two shootings near a gas station in Waukegan that left three people shot.

Darrieus Jackson, 34, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano said Jackson was at the BP gas station at 902 Grand Avenue in Waukegan on May 29.

Jackson was with a group of people, who got into an altercation with another group at the gas station.

Jackson was captured on surveillance video holding a gun while the argument was going on, Mandujano said.

Jackson reportedly got into a vehicle with others and shots were fired from the vehicle.

Jackson was not believed to be the one who fired the shots, Mandujano said.

A second shooting occurred involving the same two groups occurred shortly after.

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Jackson’s role in that shooting is still under investigation, Mandujano said.

The Waukegan Police Department was responding around 1:30 a.m. to the initial report of shots fired at the gas station when officers discovered a person shot near Jackson Street and Porter Street.

Officers located two additional victims shot shortly later in the same area.

A police report said the three shooting victims suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Mandujano said Jackson has a Firearm Owners Identification card but no concealed carry license.

Charges were filed against the man last week and he was taken into custody the same day.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Jackson held on a $350,000 bond.

Jackson remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $35,000 cash in order to be released.