Racine man charged with attempted homicide

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A number of felony charges were filed Friday in Racine County Circuit Court against a convicted felon involved in a shooting July 22 in Racine.

Rickey D. Haynes, 47, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree reckless injury with the use of a dangerous weapon, attempted first-degree intentional homicide with the use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm.

The two reckless injury charges carry a fine of $100,000 and 25 years in prison, while the attempted homicide charge carries a prison term of 60 years. The dangerous weapon charge carries a fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison. Court records indicate the defendant, who is in custody and made his initial appearance in court Friday, has a number of previous felony charges.

According to the criminal complaint:
Officers responded to the Tropical Paradise Bar, 1600 Douglas Ave., where they located three injured people, including the defendant, who was on the sidewalk bleeding from gunshot wounds. All three were transported to the hospital.

Police spoke with Haynes, who said an individual had threatened him in the past and threatened to kill him while they were inside the bar. While that was going on, the defendant stated another individual put a gun in his pocket.

In speaking to witnesses and reviewing video surveillance, officers determined that the defendant moved in the direction of another man outside the bar, raised his hand and fired a gun. The man could be seen
ducking and moving, and then Haynes went to the ground after he appeared to get shot.

Police determined that an unknown person attempted to defend the man and fired a shot at Haynes. Bullets also struck two other men. Haynes then fired back while he was on the ground.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 9 a.m. Aug. 8 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.

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