Authorities say a woman’s two ex-boyfriends got into a fight and began struggling over a gun before one of them pistol-whipped the other, injuring him in Waukegan.
The incident happened in the 1000 block of Montesano Avenue in Waukegan around 8 p.m. on September 12.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said a woman had kicked out one of her ex-boyfriends, identified as Nathan A. Gonzalez, 20, of Waukegan, from her residence following an argument.
The woman went for a walk and noticed Gonzalez was still in the area watching her.
She called another ex-boyfriend to come and help her, Katris said.
The second man escorted the woman in his vehicle to her house.
Gonzalez pulled up and rear-ended the second ex-boyfriend’s vehicle in the driveway, according to a police report.
One of the two men pulled out a gun and a struggle for the gun ensued.
Katris said Gonzalez gained control of the gun and struck the second ex-boyfriend in the head, leaving him injured.
Gonzalez fled the scene but was later taken into custody at his residence.
He told officers he threw the gun from his car while on the way home, the report said.
Officers searched for the firearm using a canine but were unable to locate the weapon.
Gonzalez was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Gonzalez held on a $250,000 bond during a hearing on September 13.
Prosecutors have not filed a petition to detain Gonzalez, who remains held in the Lake County Jail, following the new SAFE-T Act provision going into effect.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 12.