RACINE — A Racine man has pleaded no contest to an attempted homicide charge for a shooting that stemmed from an altercation over $40.
Dajon D. Daniel, 20, of the 1000 block of Mayfair Drive, on Tuesday pleaded no contest to one count of attempted first-degree homicide. A second attempted first-degree homicide charged was dismissed.
On Nov. 9, 2016, Daniel allegedly met two individuals in the 4000 block of Marquette Drive. A woman Daniel knew reportedly owed one of the people $40, according to the criminal complaint.
Daniel approached the vehicle and allegedly told the two that the woman with money would come out soon. After leaving briefly, Daniel reportedly returned with what appeared to be the money, but he did not give it to the victims.
Instead, standing near the front passenger’s side of the vehicle, Daniel turned and allegedly fired as many as five rounds at the car before the two victims drove away, the complaint said.
Two bullets reportedly struck the vehicle — the first shooting out the front passenger’s side window and the second penetrating the passenger’s side rear door.
Daniel was later detained by Racine police near the intersection of Hamilton Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Daniel remained in custody as of Tuesday afternoon. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 23 at the Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.