Racine police say a 20-year-old man is in custody for shooting and injuring three people earlier this month at the George Bray Center during a private event.
The man – whom we are not naming until or unless charges are officially filed against him – was taken into custody without incident around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning when officers executed a no-knock search warrant at his home. A second no-knock search warrant was also executed at another residence nearby.
The man was taken into custody without incident on three charges of first degree intentional attempted homicide.
According to a press release from the Racine Police Department, members of the Racine Police Special Investigations Unit developed the man as a suspect in the shooting that injured three people, including a 16-year-old girl; a 20-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man.
The 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment.
Racine police were dispatched at 11:15 p.m. March 11 to the 900 block of Center Street for reports of shots fired inside the Bray Center.
Video posted on Facebook from inside the Bray Center after the incident depicts a person on the floor in front of the stage surrounded by police and another person down on the other side of the gym also surrounded by officers. There are several women seated on the stage crying, and someone else can be heard saying one of the victims was shot in the leg.
This case is not yet listed on the Racine County Circuit Court calendar for an initial appearance when the suspect will officially be charged. We will name the man once that appearance is scheduled.