Another man has been charged with the murder of Deshaun Jordan, a 20-year-old man shot to death on Aug. 6.

Jonathan W. Bell, 23, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime and four counts of attempted homicide. If convicted of all charges, he faces life in prison.

Second Man Charged

According to the criminal complaint, a witness told investigators that Bell was with Rytrelle Earl the night of the murder. Earl was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office last week with first-degree intentional homicide. The two were driving around the 16th street area looking for Dirty P gang members.

Jordan was walking back from a fish fry Sunday night with several other individuals. Several witnesses told police they were walking down an alley within the 1600 Block of Phillips Avenue when they were: “Met by a barrage of gunfire by unknown assailants,” the complaint reads.

One of them was also shot in the elbow and suffered a grazing wound to his abdomen.

Two Guns Used In Deshaun Jordan Shooting

After the shooting, 9mm shell casings were found 50 yards away from Jordan’s body along with one 45 caliber casing, according to a criminal complaint.

Viewing surveillance footage from near the alley, police saw a white Chevrolet Impala with damage to the front end enter the alley and exit seconds later. Investigators knew this to be a vehicle driven by Earl.

Investigators searched an address frequented by Earl and located him there.

Earl admitted to firing shots at a group in the alley. He said he thought they were armed, but also said none of them fired back. He asked investigators to tell him who he killed, at which time they informed him the individual he murdered was not a gang member.

Bell is being held on a $500,000 bond.



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