A 26-year-old Racine man is facing the rest of his life in prison after police say he was involved in two shooting incidents just a few days apart.
Monttrail Tillman was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with four felony counts of first degree attempted intentional homicide and two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, his sentence could add up to 260 years in prison and/or up to $50,000 in fines.
Police say another car attempted to turn onto the same street but was blocked by the Durango. A man observed on video got out of that car and went inside the tavern while the second car backed out of the area. A second man walked from the direction of the car and got into an argument with Tillman.
The first man exited the tavern and is believed to have been trying to calm the situation by getting his friend to walk away, the complaint reads. Tillman pulled a gun and pointed it at the men, and those individuals are seen pushing each other to move away, but Tillman fired anyway.
Then, on Aug. 29, officers say they were dispatched to the 1600 block of Packard for another report of shots fired. When police arrived on scene, a man explained that he was staying in the apartment recently vacated by his sister. Two women yelled at him when he exited the building that he wasn’t supposed to be there because the building was under foreclosure.
The man got into his car and drove away, but he realized he forgot his lighter so he pulled over. A man – later identified as Tillman – started shooting at the man, the complaint reads, so the man shot back. He told police about his weapon and that he is permitted to carry a concealed weapon. During questioning, the man told police that while Tillman was firing, he backed up to get away and fired his own weapon approximately seven times.
Tillman remains in the Racine County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond and will next be in court Sept. 14 for his preliminary hearing.
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