A 28-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot another man during a shootout that led to a crash across from Waukegan High School’s Brookside Campus last month.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 11:40 a.m. on August 21 to the area of 60 North McAree Road for a report of a shooting.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said it was reported shots were fired between people in multiple vehicles on McAree Road between Cornelia Avenue and Hyde Park Avenue.
A caller also reported that a man had been shot and a car had crashed following the shooting.
Officers arrived to find a 22-year-old Wisconsin man who had a graze wound to his head.
Paramedics transported him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Chastain said.
Officers found a silver Audi A6 crashed into a tree in front of an apartment building on McAree Road south of Cornelia Avenue.
A second vehicle, a black Nissan Rogue, was also found crashed into a parked car near the intersection.
The rolling shooting happened along McAree Road and passed by the Waukegan High School Brookside Campus before coming to an end just south of the campus. The school was in session at the time.
Chastain said the Audi and the Nissan both had bullet holes in them. No one was inside either vehicle when police arrived.
Investigators believe a third vehicle was also involved in the incident and fled.
Officers recovered a gun near the scene and multiple shell casings were also recovered.
Search warrants were obtained for both of the involved vehicles and they were towed to the police department for processing.
The police department’s Community Crimes Division and Criminal Investigations Division worked to investigate the case and on Thursday obtained an arrest warrant for Kieshaun Smith, 28, of Waukegan.
Smith was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
A judge set bond on the warrant at $1 million. Smith was taken into custody by the Gurnee Police Department and transported to the Lake County Jail on Saturday.
“The seriousness of this incident occurring so close to our school is unacceptable and we used our resources to make sure the offender was identified and apprehended in a timely manner,” Chastain said.
Smith remains held in the jail and would need to post $100,000 cash in order to be released. Court records show prosecutors recently filed a petition for detention to hold him without bail.