16-Year-Old Arrested Following a Shootout Between Car and Group of Pedestrians in Racine
The Racine Police Department responded to a shots fired call and learned that a shootout took place between a White Ford Explorer and a group of pedestrians.
The incident happened in the 400 block of 9th Street on March 28th.
A witness stated she observed a pedestrian walking eastbound and a vehicle traveling westbound. At approximately mod-block, the pedestrian shot at the vehicle which fired back at the pedestrian. Both parties then fled the scene.
According to the criminal complaint, an officer was responding to the call when he heard 6-8 gunshots. He was flagged down by two women who said they saw the suspect's vehicle pull up at the intersection, perform a u-turn, and the passenger began shooting towards the east before the vehicle fled west.
The suspected shooter from the vehicle has been identified as Trevell Beals. Beals admitted to investigators that he was the shooter and that the gun was gone because he threw it in the root river. Beals said there was an argument in the street a few minutes prior to the shooting.
The driver of the vehicle and the shooter from the group of pedestrians have also been identified.
Beals faces several charges including two counts of 1st-Degree Attempted Intentional Homicide, Two counts of 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Discharging a Firearm Towards Person, and Possessing Dangerous Weapon - Person < 18.
His preliminary hearing is set for April 13th.