Racine man charged after shooting at Tropical Paradise Bar leaves 2 innocent bystanders injured
RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Racine man has now been charged in connection with a shooting at a Racine bar that left three people injured.
Rickey Haynes, 47, is now facing charges of Attempted Fire Degree Intentional Homicide, First Degree Reckless Injury, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.
Officers were called to Tropical Paradise Bar, located at 1600 Douglas Avenue, for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 3 injured people.
Rickey Haynes, the defendant, was on the sidewalk bleeding from gunshot wounds. Two more shooting victims were also located on the scene. One had a gunshot wound to his right ankle and the other had two gunshot wounds to her upper back. All were taken to the hospital.
Investigators spoke with Haynes. Haynes said someone who had threatened him in the past had threatened to kill him when they were inside the bar that night. Due to what was going on, Haynes said another person put a gun in his pocket when he was inside the bar. Haynes said, "He wanted to make it out of the bar alive."
Investigators learned that while Haynes was outside of the bar, another man tried to get him to leave but he appeared to be reluctant.
Surveillance video allegedly showed Haynes moving towards the man who allegedly threatened him inside. Video then captured the man ducking to avoid being shot. Haynes then allegedly falls to the ground after being shot. Two victims who are down the block from the incident can then be seen falling to the ground as well after being shot.
Based on surveillance video and witness statements, an unknown person from the north also fired at Haynes while he was firing at the other man. Bullets from that gun also struck the two victims.
Haynes has also been convicted of numerous felonies in various cases prior.