17 year-old charged with attempted 1st degree homicide in Irving Place Shooting

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Gkarr Piggee, Credit RCJ

Gkarr Piggee, Credit RCJ

Gkarr Piggee, 17 of Racine has also been charged in the May 20th shooting at 11th and Irving Place. He has been charged with Attempted 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide, and 4 counts of 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety. After making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit Court is he being held on $100,000 cash bond. His premilinary hearing is scheduled for May 28th.

According to the criminal complaint Racine Police were called to the area of 11th and Irving Place for shots fired on May 20th around 9:50 p.m. Upon arrival officers detained the suspect and another party. Witnesses were interviewed and were able to pick the suspect out from a line up as having been the alleged shooter. Witness reports according to the criminal complaint state that the suspect was possession of a small caliber revolver and showed the gun to others on 11th Street, the suspect allegedly stated that he was “going to blow” which means shoot. Carter raised the gun and pointed the gun at an individual wearing a black jacket in the Walden parks area. Witness reports that the suspect along with the rest of the group ran to Irving Place; that Carter entered an alley off Irving Place and fired several more shots into the air.

The complaint states that the victim observed 3 black males walking in the opposite direction westbound. He recognized two of the black males by voice, he stated he also recognized Jimmie Lee Carter because Carter was hanging around the other 2 at the community centers.

The victim stated that he was about even with the three black males, when he heard suspect yelling at him.The victim continued to walk eastbound and turned towards the three black males saying, “What?” and he said that Carter responded, “You said what?” At that time, the victim. said he took the bend in the sidewalk that leads to the park behind Walden School. The victim stated that he turned around to see if any of the three were following him, and said that he saw the suspects produce an item, then raise the item and the victim could see that it was a gun. The alleged victim saw Jimmie L. Carter Jr., 14, pull a gun from his waistband and give it to Gkarr L. Piggee, 17, who then aimed the gun at the 16-year-old. The victim reported that he observed a muzzle flash when the gun went off. Upon seeing that muzzle flash, the victim ran from the area.

The incident reportedly took place just before 10 p.m. in the 800 block of 11th Street on a sidewalk that cuts between Franklin Park and the school.

After conducting their interviews, Racine Police located a fresh bullet hole was found in a residence in the 1100 block of Irving and that a projectile was found on a bed. There was also a bullet hole in a fence associated with that address and two bullet holes in the rear window of a car that was parked on 11th Street.

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