A teenager has confessed to being involved in a March 28 gunfight, and is now facing charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide.
Trevell Bealls, 15, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office as an adult in felony court on Friday. Bealls was with Alondro Pratt Jr., 21, when the gun battle happened between them and Darius Harris, 26, in the 400 block of 9th Street, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.
The incident was the flash point for Pratt Jr. after a years-long obsession and stalking of a woman, witnesses told police.
Harris’ brother had sent Bealls and Pratt threatening text messages minutes before the shooting. Riding in the passenger seat of the white Ford Explorer, Bealls saw the smoke from Harris’ gun as he fired a shot at them. Hearing the shot, Bealls grabbed a .22 caliber pistol from the glove compartment of the truck, the complaint reads.
Bealls fired two shots back at Harris. The bullets were blanks and the casings fell in the car. Pratt then dropped Bealls off at the Marquette Street Bridge and tossed the pistol into the Root River, he told police.
Bealls has no prior charges or convictions. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged him Friday with two counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide, two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, discharging a firearm from a vehicle towards a person and possessing a dangerous weapon as a minor.
Pratt Jr. was arrested earlier in the week during a traffic stop and was charged with 11 felony charges and eight misdemeanors.
Darius Harris, 26, admitted firing a pistol at an assailant in defense of himself and family members when an individual drove past and shot at him, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.