Shawnell C. Edwards, 23, of North Chicago, (inset) has been charged with making threats to an employee of the Taco Bell at 2780 Belvidere Road in Waukegan in March. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A former employee is charged with threatening to shoot up a Taco Bell in Waukegan and shoot a co-worker after she was fired and became upset, prosecutors said.

Shawnell C. Edwards, 23, of North Chicago, was charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Edwards was the area coach of multiple Taco Bell chains, including the one at 2780 Belvidere Road in Waukegan, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano.

Edwards was fired in March and days later went to the Belvidere Road location to talk to an employee about paperwork.

Mandujano said the employee told Edwards that she could not fill out the requested paperwork because Edwards no longer was employed by the restaurant.

Edwards screamed at the employee and said she would shoot up the restaurant, Mandujano said.

Edwards also allegedly said she knew what the female employee’s vehicle was and would shoot her when she left work.

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A manager walked Edwards off of the property.

The female employee received messages shortly after from Edwards’ phone number and another number, Mandujano said.

The messages referenced knowing where the victim lived and the victim’s daughter.

The messages also referenced the sender was coming for the victim, Mandujano said.

An arrest warrant was issued for Edwards in late May and she turned herself in to the Lake County Jail on the warrant this month.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Edwards held on a $35,000 bond.

Edwards’ bond was later reduced to $5,000 and she posted 10% and was released.

She is scheduled to appear in court again on September 11.