Cameron Golden

A shooting Aug. 9 in the City of Racine could land a 17-year-old man behind bars for the rest of his life if he’s convicted.

Cameron Golden was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with 13 criminal charges for his role in the shooting.

Golden faces two felony charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon, which each carry 60 years in prison, along with four felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and two felony counts of possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent.

The other six felonies carry a total fine of $150,000 and 70 years in prison.

Golden also is charged with two misdemeanor counts of possessing a dangerous weapon by a person younger than 18, obstructing an officer, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. The misdemeanors carry a total fine of $41,000 and three years, six months in county jail.

According to the criminal complaint:

Officers with the Racine Police Department responded to the intersection of Hamilton Street and MLK Drive for a report of a shooting. The two victims were traveling west on Hamilton Street in a vehicle when they stopped a the stop sign at MLK Drive when the defendant approached and fired multiple shots at the vehicle.

Surveillance video also showed Golden fire shots in the direction of four other individuals who were on the corner.

An officer Thursday saw Golden in the 1000 block of Albert Street, and after back up arrived, attempted to take him into custody. After a foot chase, police were able to take Golden into custody. During a search, police found marijuana in the defendant’s possession, and another officer located a handgun under a vehicle on Geneva Street.

A second person, Christopher D. Shaw Jr., 17, Racine, was charged Friday with a felony count of harboring or aiding a felon and a misdemeanor count of obstructing an officer for his role in the pursuit of Golden.

The felony carries a fine of $10,000 and three years, six months in prison, while the misdemeanor carries a fine of $10,000 and nine months in county jail.

The complaint states that while police were in foot pursuit of Golden, Shaw stepped into the path of an officer, looked directly at him and stopped. Shaw began yelling, “Run Cameron, run Cameron,” multiple times.

Golden is due back in court for a preliminary hearing Aug. 23 at 9 a.m.


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