A Racine man was charged after shooting his AR-15 at his niece and her boyfriend on Monday.

Timothy Holloway, 34, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday with two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted, Holloway faces up to 25 years in prison and/or fined up to $50,000.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a report of shots being fired at a car in the 3700 block of Clairmont St. at 10:15 p.m. Monday.

When they arrived, they found Holloway arguing with a woman. He told police he fired his gun and officers found a loaded magazine in his pocket. Holloway, who had been drinking, told police that he called his niece so that he could buy marijuana from her. After buying the marijuana, Holloway continued to drink and smoke before going home.

Holloway told police that his niece “just randomly started punching him in the face” and he decided to get his AR-15 from inside his home. When he came out, he started shooting the gun in the air. The woman and her boyfriend fled the area by getting into their car, but Holloway shot at the car while they were in it and one bullet hit the car.

But the female relative told police that her uncle had called her about a week ago and made inappropriate remarks about wanting a photographer to take photos of her at a hotel. When he called her, she brought her boyfriend with her.

The woman went to Holloway’s home and told his girlfriend what had Holloway had said. Holloway then told his girlfriend not to believe his niece, who got angry with Holloway and she slapped him. That’s when he came out of the house with his pit bull and AR-15. He pointed the gun at his niece and her boyfriend telling them he would shoot them. After shooting the gun up in the air, he then started shooting at them while they were in the car trying to leave.

Investigators found two bullets in the front driver side compartment, one hit the driver’s seat belt.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. May 26.

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.