Racine teen hung on $100,000 bond for attempted murder|Local News I Racine County Eye – Racine, Wisconsin – Racine County Eye

9September 2020

RACINE, WI– A Racine teenager is being held on a $100,000 bond after being charged Wednesday with attempted intentional murder.

Jamari Jones, 17, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney's Office with:

  • Attempted first-degree deliberate murder
  • Attempted heist
  • Bring a concealed weapon
  • Ownership of a dangerous weapon by an individual under the age of 18
  • 2 counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, discharging a firearm in a school zone
  • Ownership of cannabis

If convicted of all charges, Jones faces up to life in prison and/or fined approximately $146,000.

According to the criminal grievance, officers with the Racine Police Department reacted to a report of a person who had actually been shot in the chest. They found that a teenager had actually been shot in the chest and had a collapsed lung. Rescue workers had actually the teen taken to Children's Wisconsin in Milwaukee by Flight for Life.

Private investigators learned that the shooting happened in the East Alley in the 1600 Block of Deane Boulevard. The private investigators and a person witness found seven shell housings.

A video revealed “a high thin individual with yellow shoes pull a gun, point the weapon at D.T.'s chest, grab D.T.'s ideal pants pocket, show's D.T. take out a weapon, reveals the suspect grab his own gun with both hands, objective and shoot at D.T. from close range. The shooter continues to shoot while backing up,” the grievance reads.

Officers noted that two other individuals existed throughout the shooting. When shots rang out, those two witnesses ran from the scene.

While at the health center, authorities spoke to the teenager who was shot. The teen told cops that he believes Jones shot him in retalliation for another event, but would not inform authorities about the first incident including Jones' cousin.

As officers took the teen into custody on the attempted homice charge throughout a traffic stop on Sept. 4, they found that he had cannabis.

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