The 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a rival gang member at the Racine Transit Center in January 2015 is scheduled to go to trial April 5.

Naceir Mayes and Lamont Koker were charged last year with a mix of charges, the most serious of which is first degree attempted intentional homicide, after police say they confronted a rival gang member at the transit center on State Street. The boy was shot twice; one bullet struck him in the chest, and the other bullet passed through the sleeve of his sweatshirt but did not hit him.

Koker agreed last December to plead no contest to the charges against him, and he is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 23.

Mayes previously petitioned the court to have his case moved to juvenile court, but that request was denied last summer. He changed lawyers last fall and filed a demand for a speedy trial in October.

During a status conference in January, his new defense attorney, Patrick Flanagan, requested a trial date.

Mayes will be in court March 28 for his final pre-trial conference, and his jury trial is scheduled to begin April 5.

 

 

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