Mount Pleasant police say a 26-year-old Racine man is charged with firing shots in the Lakeside neighborhood last month during an argument after being located during a traffic stop Sunday.
Brandon Lee was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and possession of a firearm by a felon and one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession. If convicted, he faces up to 23 years in prison and/or up to $51,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, Lee and two other men were looking for someone in the 2200 block of Mead Street on Feb. 19, and when that person wasn’t located, Lee opened fire. At least one bullet hit a home, but no one inside was injured.
Police say video surveillance in the area clearly show Lee and three other people in the area, and Lee and two others fled south on Mead Street. He was seen on video getting into a silver or grey sedan and fleeing the neighborhood.
On Sunday, officers spotted Lee driving a silver Saturn eastbound on Highway 20 near Sunnyslope with a revoked driver’s license, the complaint reads. Police initiated a traffic stop and took the defendant into custody, finding several marijuana roach clips during a search of Lee’s car.
During questioning, police say he and two other people went to the 2200 block of Mead Street to purchase marijuana. When the seller opened fire on him, Lee said he fired back and that the gun he used that night is no longer in the State of Wisconsin.
Lee was assigned a $2,500 cash bond, and online jail records . He will next be in court March 11 for his preliminary hearing.