Ungovernable jealousy was at the heart of a gun battle last week.
Alondro Pratt Jr., 21, was arrested by the Racine Police Department for his part in a shooting on the 400 block of 9th Street March 28. The incident, according to many witnesses, was the flash point for Pratt after a years-long obsession and stalking of a woman.
Since July of 2016, Pratt has been arrested following violent and threatening interactions with the woman and others, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
He tracked her down to a security locked apartment and threatened witnesses who called police, broke windows, pulled a gun on another man spending time with her and threatened to shoot him unless she came with him. Pratt also physically attacked this man causing a fight.
A witness told police that “Pratt likes to control [her] and doesn’t want her ‘messing with anyone else,’” according to a criminal complaint.
Then word got out to some of the woman’s friends, whom she was spending time with that day, that Pratt was looking for them last Tuesday. One of the men, Darius Harris, bought a gun that morning, anxious about Pratt’s threats. Harris was later arrested for possession of the weapon as a felon.
Witness statements conflict over who shot first, but it is known that a gun battle ensued and a white ford explorer being driven by Pratt fled westbound down 9th avenue.
Pratt was later arrested during a traffic stop and is facing 11 felony charges and eight misdemeanors.
He’s facing: three counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, one count of felony bail jumping, two counts of criminal damage to property, one count for felony stalking, one count of felony stalking with use of a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle as the driver, one count intentionally contribute to delinquency, three counts of first degree intentional homicide, and two accounts of first degree recklessly endangering safety.