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A Racine woman tried to shoot the father of her children Tuesday in a drive-by shooting with one of her children in the car with her.

The man was at Gateway Technical College Tuesday morning when he received a call from Jasmine J. Phillips, 27. An argument ensued that culminated in Phillips telling him she was going to Gateway to murder him.

When he left Gateway, the man noticed Phillips following him in a black Saturn. Thinking Phillips was going to crash into him, he attempted to turn the vehicle around. As he did this, Phillips shot at him with a gun, according to a criminal complaint.

She drove away, and the man stopped in the 1200 block of Racine St. Police dispatched to the scene saw bullet holes in the driver’s side door and window. The man was not injured.

Phillips was later arrested with her four-year-old daughter in the car. The child told police how she watched her mother attempt to kill her father then ditch the weapon, a 9mm Glock, in the backyard of a home on the 1600 block of Kearney Street.

Phillips had a blood alcohol level of .087 when she was arrested.

She is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, discharging a firearm from a vehicle towards a person and operating a firearm while intoxicated.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.