A man was captured after he allegedly fled on foot with an AR-15 rifle after a police chase that resulted in a car hitting two buildings in Waukegan, prosecutors said.
Travondae K. Hood, 29, of North Chicago, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of enhanced aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and obstructing a peace officer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said officers were on patrol on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan on June 14.
They observed a vehicle with heavily tinted windows traveling southbound.
A traffic stop was initiated on the car, which was registered to Hood, Smoler said.
The car fled from officers and went through a red light at 10th Street and McAlister Avenue.
The car lost control and struck two buildings, Smoler said. Two suspects fled from the vehicle.
Officers chased the suspects on foot and one of the suspects jumped over a fence, Smoler said.
A loud bang was heard and officers spotted Hood running westbound through yards.
Smoler said the loud bang was later determined to be Hood tossing a loaded AR-15 rifle into the bed of a parked pickup truck, surveillance video showed.
Officers arrested Hood and transported him to the Lake County Jail.
Hood is a convicted felon on parole and does not have a valid Firearm Owners Identification card or concealed carry license.
Hood was convicted of unlawful vehicular invasion in 2019 for shooting someone during a carjacking in Waukegan in October 2016, court records show.
He was sentenced to 13 years in prison and was released on parole in December.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Hood held on a $1 million bond.
Hood remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $100,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 12.