Charges have been filed against a man accused of committing a home invasion in Waukegan and leading police on a 100 mph chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting in Antioch.
Collin R. Monahan, 25, of Antioch, was charged with home invasion, two counts of aggravated fleeing to elude, criminal damage to government-supported property, aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one count of domestic battery.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Vukovich said Monahan called 911 on November 26 reporting he was armed with a rifle in Waukegan.
He made homicidal and suicidal statements, saying he would kill himself and “take someone down with him,” according to Vukovich.
Dispatchers also received several other 911 calls from witnesses reporting a man armed with a rifle or crossbow in the parking lot of an apartment building.
Another 911 call was received from the victim of a home invasion.
Officers arrived and learned from the woman, who was in a prior relationship Monahan, that Monahan called her earlier in the day and was “acting crazy,” Vukovich said.
The man owes the woman $40 and Monahan reportedly told the woman he would rob a store to pay her back.
Monahan went to the woman’s home and the woman went outside to find he was armed with a crossbow, Vukovich said.
Monahan tried selling the crossbow to the woman for $400 and she asked him to leave.
Monahan knocked on the victim’s door 30 minutes later and the victim partially opened the door, at which time the man forced his way into the home, Vukovich said.
The man allegedly pushed the woman over and threatened to kill her while pointing the crossbow at her.
Vukovich said the two began struggling over the weapon and it entered the hallway. A neighbor witnessed the incident and Monahan fled the scene.
Officers arrived to find Monahan pacing around the area while still armed with the crossbow.
Officers made phone contact with Monahan and attempted to de-escalate the situation. A police drone was set up to track him.
The drone hit a tree branch and began making a landing, Vukovich said. Monahan grabbed the drone out of the air and damaged it.
Monahan got into his car and fled from the scene. Officers began pursuing him.
Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran said the pursuit entered Antioch around 10:40 p.m. traveling westbound on North Avenue.
Speeds reached 100 mph. Moran said the chase eventually ended at the Antioch Manor Apartments in the 400 block of Donin Drive.
Monahan exited his vehicle with the crossbow after arriving at the apartment complex.
Monahan began yelling “suicide by cop” while armed with the crossbow, Vukovich said.
Antioch and Waukegan police officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, Moran said.
While officers were attempting to de-escalate the situation, Monahan allegedly pointed his weapon several times toward responding officers and at his fiancé, who had exited the apartment.
Moran said Monahan fled into a nearby apartment building and officers chased after him, fearing that he was an immediate danger to others.
The man again pointed his weapon toward officers and a Waukegan officer fired a single shot at the suspect.
No one was struck by the round and Monahan surrendered and was taken into custody, Moran said. No one was reported injured during the ordeal.
Monahan was transported to an area hospital and a warrant was issued for his arrest three days after the incident.
He was later interviewed by investigators and admitted to his actions, Vukovich said.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Monahan, calling him a real and present threat to the community and victims.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the petition after agreeing Monahan is a danger to others.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 2.