Racine police say a 20-year-old Racine man is facing up to 50 years in prison for shooting at another man while that man was playing basketball with children.
Derrick McGlorn was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with four felony counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety. If he’s convicted, he could face up to 50 years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Racine police were called around noon on June 7 to the 1200 block of Superior Street for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found a man bleeding from the hand who told them he was playing basketball with three juveniles when a black car drove by at a slow rate of speed.
Police say the man told them a male appeared through the sun roof holding a hand gun. This man – later identified as McGlorn – fired several shots as the car drove past. One of the juveniles told officers they thought the man playing ball with them had been shot because his hand was bleeding.
Officers interviewed the driver of the car who admitted McGlorn was his passenger and that McGlorn did stand up through the sunroof, but the driver denied knowing anything about shots fired, the complaint reads.
Investigators say they found three spent shell casings along Superior Street, consistent with a drive-by shooting.
McGlorn was assigned a $25,000 cash bond at his initial appearance Monday. He will next be in court for his preliminary hearing June 26.