Prosecutors say a man walked into a bakery shop in Waukegan while armed with a gun and pointed it unprovoked at a person’s head before ordering them to the ground.
Salvador Garibay-Sanchez, 29, of Waukegan, was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said the Waukegan Police Department responded on Monday to a 911 call of a person with a gun inside a bakery. The location of the bakery was not disclosed in court.
Officers learned a male Hispanic subject wearing a red shirt had a gun.
Officers responded and located Garibay-Sanchez, who matched the description and approached officers.
Surveillance video showed Garibay-Sanchez walking into the business while pacing around holding a gun, DeRosa said.
A person entered the bakery and Garibay-Sanchez used both hands to point his gun, which was already out, at the victim’s head, DeRosa said.
DeRosa said Garibay-Sanchez told the victim to get down on the ground or he would shoot him, witnesses told officers.
Garibay-Sanchez and the victim did not know each other and there was no argument leading up to the incident, DeRosa said, calling it a random act of violence.
Officers found a loaded revolver in Garibay-Sanchez’s pocket. A spent shell casing was located but no shots were fired in the bakery, DeRosa said.
Garibay-Sanchez does not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card or concealed carry license.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Garibay-Sanchez, calling him a threat to the community.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the petition and ordered Garibay-Sanchez held in the Lake County Jail pending trial.
A public defender Garibay-Sanchez said his client believed the alleged victim was following him.
Garibay-Sanchez is scheduled to appear in court again on December 12 for a preliminary hearing.