Lamont Koker, 18, of Racine, pleaded no contest to first degree attempted intentional homicide for shooting a then 17-year-old boy in the chest Jan. 21 after he got off a bus at the transit center on State Street.
Koker and Naceir Mayes were both charged as adults with 1st degree attempted intentional homicide. Mayes’ case has not been decided. He is expected to be in court for a status hearing in January, according to court records. The charge carries a possible 60 years in prison. The Racine County District Attorney’s office can submit a recommendation to the judge for a possible sentence, but the judge does not have to accept the recommendation.
According to their criminal complaints, Mayes admitted to police that he and Koker are members of a gang, and they had problems with the victim, who is a member of a rival gang on the other side of town. The defendants were both armed when they reportedly went to the bus station to confront the boy.
Police say during a brief verbal exchange, both Mayes and Koker fired, and it is unclear who fired the shot that hit the victim in the chest. The second shot grazed the arm of the boy’s sweatshirt.