A man was charged with several felonies by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday after he allegedly fired several shots in the air at a gas station following a fight, according to a criminal complaint by the district attorney’s office.
Kirk Duncan Jr., 24, of Racine, was charged with three counts of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, second degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, and misdemeanor bail jumping. Duncan was also charged on all counts as a repeat offender. If convicted on all charges, he faces up to 89 years in prison, and/or fined up to $145,000.
Duncan is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired on July 15 at the BP gas station, 1130 Washington Avenue.
A video surveillance camera recorded Duncan fighting with two men in the parking lot. Several people that Duncan was with tried to get him to calm down, but Duncan had a handgun his his waistband. He got into a 2000 Grand Am and an older man walked up to the car. Duncan pulled out the revolver and fired the gun into the air, about one foot away from the man. Another car pulled through the parking lot when Duncan fired four more shots into the air and then Duncan pointed the gun at an SUV. Two of the people Duncan was fighting with were inside the SUV.
The manager of the gas station told police he knew Duncan because he was a customer and knew that Duncan worked at Popeye’s Chicken.
During the investigation, Racine Police identified Duncan as the shooter. The Racine Police SWAT team obtained a search warrant and found Duncan at his home at 1033 Park Avenue where they found a .357 revolver and ammunition.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. July 29 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.