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RACINE, WI – A 21-year-old Racine man was charged with attempted homicide after shooting a 14-year-old girl Tuesday in the leg in the 1100 block of Eleventh Street

Jmontae Bogan was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Monday with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless injury and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bogan had enhancers of being a repeat offender and using a dangerous weapon added to the charge. That means if he is found guilty of all charges, he faces up to life in prison and fines up to $150,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the girl was riding her bicycle near 11th Street and Hilker when the chain popped off in the alley. While fixing it, Bogan exited the alley and fired a handgun at her. He continued shooting the gun as she tried to flee. But she felt “a sharp pain to her right leg and fell to the ground.”

The girl tried to stand up, but she wasn’t able to because of the pain in her leg and she fell to the ground. Bogan ran up to her and continued to fire the gun towards Hilker. The two were about two feet apart.

Wearing black jeans and black hoodie, Bogan had a thin beard, the girl told the police.

Officers with the Racine Police Department found spent casings at the entrance to the alley and in a grassy area near they found the girl.

Witnesses told police that Bogan had a semi-automatic handgun with a stick at the end of the handle. The stick holds an extended magazine for additional bullets.

Bogan, who is custody at the Racine County Jail, is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 14 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

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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.