Racine police say a man whose identity they cannot confirm may have been behind a shots fired call early Friday morning that injured another man.
Darius Williams, 24, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of
According the criminal complaint, officers at 1:32 a.m. Friday were dispatched to the 2200 block of Layard Avenue for a report of shots fired. Police set up a perimeter in the area and observed a man with braids wearing a black t-shirt without a jacket, dark jeans and black shoes walking with his hands in his pockets. When officers ordered him to take his hands out of his pockets he refused and fled the area.
Police say they yelled several times for the man to stop, but they lost sight of him in the 2400 block of Layard and then heard a gunshot. Officers caught up to him at Anthony Lane and Rapids Drive, and he told them his name is Darius Harris thought that was never confirmed through a records check.
Harris told officers he was coming from a party, but he couldn’t give the address, the complaint reads. He also said he was in a fight with at least two other men at a gas station, but he couldn’t tell police either the name of the station or where it was located. By this time, officers had located a man whose leg was grazed by a bullet. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released, a story in The Journal Times reads.
Officers say Harris continued to state his name is Darius Harris despite the lack of confirmation from any official records. Police did note that the man who was grazed by the bullet and Harris have the same “Boyz” tattoo.
Harris remains in the Racine County Jail on a $400 cash bond. His next court date is Feb. 18 for a pre-trial conference.
Love what we do?
In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/