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After being released from prison, a Racine man shot his wife’s lover in the thigh and was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Trent Funderburg, 35, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Friday with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, Funderburg faces up to 80 years in prison and/or fined up to $25,000.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer responded to Ascension-All Saints Hospital on June 3 for a report of an assault and attempted homicide after a man was shot in his right thigh. That man was arrested for assaulting a woman at 1431 Geneva St.

The man who was shot told police that he was walking with a friend when he saw Funderburg and confronted him about “his relationship with Funderburg’s wife.” The man struck the woman and he left the scene. As he ran away, he was shot in the back of the leg. The man’s cousin took him to the hospital.

The woman told police that while Funderburg was in jail she started a relationship with the man who was shot.

A witness told police she tried to stop the fight and told the man to leave because Funderburg had a gun and would shoot him. Funderburg, who has been out of prison for about a month, fired four rounds and she saw the man fall down. He is in custody at the Racine County Jail on a probation hold.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond of $50,000 and preliminary hearing for 9 a.m. June 15.



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.