On May 29, 2023, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Waukegan Police Department requested Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies to assist with a shooting in the 2600 block of North Augusta Drive, Waukegan. A 28-year-old man, who resides in the 2600 block of North Augusta Drive, called 911 to report someone just shot at him, outside of his home.
Preliminary investigation shows the victim was at his home with his ex-girlfriend. Angel J. Gutierrez-Cervantes, 25, of the 1700 block of Jethro Avenue, Zion, arrived at the home to pick up the victim’s ex-girlfriend. The victim’s ex-girlfriend exited the home and got into Gutierrez-Cervantes’ vehicle. The victim went outside and encouraged his ex-girlfriend not to go with Gutierrez-Cervantes, due to her level of intoxication. Gutierrez-Cervantes became enraged and exited his car with a pistol. He approached the victim and attempted to shoot the victim, however, his shot missed.
Gutierrez-Cervantes returned to his vehicle and fled. He dropped the victim’s ex-girlfriend off about a block away from the house. The victim called 911 and followed Gutierrez-Cervantes. Sheriff’s deputies located Gutierrez-Cervantes’ vehicle in the area of Alta Vista Drive and Beech Avenue, Waukegan. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop and took Gutierrez-Cervantes into custody. A 9mm pistol was recovered from Gutierrez-Cervantes’ vehicle.
Sheriff’s evidence technicians located a 9mm shell casing at the scene of the shooting.
After reviewing the facts and circumstances of the incident, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charges of:
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (Class 1 Felony)
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon without a CCL (Class 4 Felony)
Gutierrez-Cervantes remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.