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Waukegan man allegedly pointed a gun at his passenger's head while in the car

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MOUNT PLEASANT — A Waukegan man allegedly pressed a gun to his passenger's head while driving a car.

Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election. The move, announced just three days after Trump formally launched his 2024 candidacy, is a recognition of the unmistakable political implications of two investigations that involve not only a former president but also a current White House hopeful. Garland said Friday that Trump's announcement of his presidential candidacy and President Joe Biden's likely 2024 run were factors in his decision to appoint Jack Smith, a veteran prosecutor, to be the special counsel. Garland said the appointment would allow prosecutors to continue their work "indisputably guided" only by the facts and the law.

Alan Flores

Flores

Alan M. Flores, 31, was charged with misdemeanor counts of pointing a firearm at another, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct.

According to a criminal complaint:

On Thursday, officers were sent to the Knights Inn at 1149 Oakes Road for a man with a gun.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to a woman who said she and Flores were driving when they began to argue. Flores then pressed a gun on her head and she fled.

Officers made contact with Flores and located a Glock 9mm with no magazine in the passenger seat. Flores did not have a valid concealed carry permit. He also said he removed the magazine from the pistol when police arrived.

Flores was given a $500 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday. A status conference is on Feb. 20 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, online court records show.

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