Racine Police: 32-year-old man arrested after fight at night club leads to officer-involved shooting

Racine Police: 32-year-old man arrested after fight at night club leads to officer-involved shooting

Updated: 5:30 p.m. on March 26, 2018

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- On Monday, 32-year-old Jeremiah Golden made his first court appearance. He's facing multiple charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, first degree recklessly endangering safety and drug charges. 

According to the criminal complaint, Golden went to Tropical Paradise Bar around 1:00 a.m. Saturday. He was with someone who went inside while he waited outside. Then a large crowd came outside and approached Golden. 

Golden went to his car and grabbed his gun. Police said as the crowd got closer, Golden fired three shots into the air. 

Rickie Coleman was across the street Saturday night when he heard the gunfire. 

“What we heard was a dude came in and wanted to start fighting. As soon he went in that’s when we heard the gunshots. From the gunshots that's when we saw the cops and running," said Coleman. 

Police officers ordered him to drop the gun and he didn't. One officer shot Golden and he was then taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The officer involved will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

Golden is a convicted felon, his criminal history dates back to more than a decade. 

“It is alleged he is out at night drunk with a gun, with drugs. It’s 1:00 a.m. and shooting the gun so I think he poses a risk to the community" said Alice Rudebusch, court commissioner. 

Golden will be back in court on April 5th and his cash bond was set at $15,000. 


RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 32-year-old man has been taken into custody following an officer-involved shooting in Racine.

Officers responded to Tropical Paradise, located at 1600 Douglas Avenue, for a report of a fight with a weapon involved.

As officers arrived they heard gunshots being fired.

Officers located the man who had a gun in his hand and gave commands for him to drop his weapon. According to a press release, the man did not comply and one officer shot him

The man was hit and suffered what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury. 

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

Racine Police are asking for anyone who may have additional information to call 262-635-7772.

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