A man is accused of attempted homicide for his role in a shooting during a robbery at JoJo’s Quick Market On Nov. 22.
Larice Evans, 24, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday.with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, armed robbery, and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 126 years in prison and/or fines up to $125,000.
Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond of $20,000.
According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department were called to a report of shots being fired in the 1200 block of Racine Street on Oct. 31. A woman called the police after she saw a man crouched down between 1239 and 1235 Racine Street. The man fired about three shots at her car, one of the bullets struck her car.
The man fled the area on foot. In November, investagors learned that the woman had not been truthful because she was “fearful of her life.”
Another man — Tihler Towns — told police he shot at the man several times over the course of several days.
During the investigation, Townes also told police he was involved in an armed robbery at JoJo’s Quick Market at 16th and Indiana street on Nov. 22 that resulted in a man being shot in the back. The man told police he was at the store with three woman.When he got into the car three men — Townes, Evans and Darquice Edwards — ran up to him and tried to get in the car with him.
Townes and Edwards went in through the front passenger door. They punched and beat the man. Townes had a Glock and pointed it at a passenger’s face. Evans and Edwards also had guns, but Evans never brandished his weapons.
The man told police that as he was running away Edwards shot him.
During the investigation, police learned that one of the women in the car told Evans that the man was carrying $5,000. She told Evans that the other men should rob him at JoJo’s.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. March 8 in Racine County Felony Court.