A Racine man is lucky to be alive after he was shot multiple times at close range Saturday in the hallway of an apartment building. Police say the man who shot him did so because he was angry after being evicted.
Conrese Williams, 23, of Racine, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of attempted first degree intentional homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon. If convicted, he faces up to 70 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint, police were called Saturday to an apartment building in the 1800 block of Douglas Avenue. When they arrived, they located a witness who said they’d heard several gunshots and located a man with several gunshot wounds.
Police say the man told them he worked in the building and was approached by another man – later identified as Williams – who appeared to be intoxicated and was complaining about being evicted. Williams stepped close to the man and shot him multiple times including under the man’s left eye; in the man’s right arm where the bullet traveled into the man’s torso and lodged near his shoulder blade; and a graze wound to his right shoulder.
The man gave officers a description of Williams and said he believed Williams used a black handgun, the complaint reads. When police exited the building, they found Williams nearby and took him into custody. The man identified Williams as the shooter via a photo lineup.
Williams remains in the Racine County Jail on a $100,000 bond and will next be in court Oct. 13 for his preliminary hearing.