A man has pleaded not guilty to charges after prosecutors say he endangered another man when he accidentally shot himself in Grayslake.
Jesus Caballero-Carrera, 33, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony.
An arrest warrant was first obtained in April for Caballero-Carrera, who was served with the warrant in July.
He was processed at the Lake County Jail and released after posting bond.
A grand jury indicted Caballero-Carrera on the charge last month and he pleaded not guilty to it during a recent arraignment hearing.
Court records show Caballero-Carrera is accused of recklessly discharging a firearm on December 23 in Grayslake.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said Caballero-Carrera was riding in a vehicle with another man that day.
Attorney George Gomez said Caballero-Carrera, who he is representing, was with his friend in the car.
One of the men reached for a cell phone when Caballero-Carrera accidentally shot himself, Gomez said.
DeRosa said alcohol was involved in the incident but did not provide further information on how exactly the gun was fired.
Lake County Judge James Newman ordered Caballero-Carrera to not possess any dangerous weapons while out on bond and to submit to random drug screenings.
Caballero-Carrera is scheduled to appear in court again on October 5 for a case management conference.