A Racine man is accused of attempted homicide for shooting a man in the leg after the victim failed to pick him up at his house.

Marvin Lother, 25, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Both charges had a repeat offender enhancer.

If convicted, Lother faces up to 80 years in prison and/or fined up to $25,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police were called for a report of a shooting that happened at 4:30 a.m. Monday at residence located at 4039 Marquette Dr. A woman told police that she was in her home when she heard “scuffling and two too three gunshots.” When the woman came downstairs, she discovered her brother had been shot in the thigh.

Her brother told police that while he was in the kitchen, he heard a knock at the door and Lother came into the house. The two started arguing about how the man failed to pick Lother from his home. Lother shot him with a 9 mm handgun and ran out of the home.

In custody at the Racine County Jail, Lother is being held on a $75,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 22.



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