Racine police say a 21-year-old man tried to kill another participant in his therapy group by shooting at the man outside their treatment facility.

Dariess Gross, of Racine, was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of 1st degree attempted homicide, 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, he faces up to 82-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $50,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called March 24 to the 1600 block of Washington Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers were unable to locate any witnesses willing to talk, but one person eventually said they saw two men in an argument in the parking lot of a mental health facility that escalated into the shots fired call.

Police say they spoke to a man who said he was outside the treatment center with a number of other people when he saw Goss across the parking lot staring at him. Goss fired four or five shots at the man then fled westbound on Washington Avenue before he was picked up by a red minivan. Officers searched the area indicated in the man’s statement, and they found three 9mm casings that appeared to have been recently fired.

Another witness identified Goss from a photo lineup, the complaint reads, and said they’d seen the defendant fire several shots from a semi-automatic handgun across the parking lot.

Goss remains in the Racine County Jail on a $200,000 cash bond. He will next be in court June 3 for a preliminary hearing.

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