Racine teenager hung on $100,000 bond for tried homicide – Racine County Eye

9September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Private investigators discovered that the shooting happened in the East Alley in the 1600 Block of Deane Boulevard. The investigators and a citizen witness discovered seven shell cases.

A video revealed “a high thin person with yellow shoes pull a weapon, point the weapon at D.T.'s chest, grab D.T.'s right trousers pocket, program's D.T. pull out a gun, reveals the suspect grab his own weapon with both hands, objective and shoot at D.T. from close quarters. The shooter continues to shoot while supporting,” the problem checks out.

Officers noted that 2 other people were present throughout the shooting. When shots rang out, those 2 witnesses ranged from the scene.

While at the medical facility, authorities spoke with the teen who was shot. The teen told police that he believes Jones shot him in retalliation for another incident, but would not tell authorities about the first occurrence including Jones' cousin.

As officers took the teen into custody on the tried homice charge during a traffic stop on Sept. 4, they found that he had marijuana.

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