RACINE — A Racine woman was sentenced Monday for charges stemming from a March incident in which she reportedly chased and shot at an ex-boyfriend while intoxicated with their 4-year-old child in the car.
Jasmine J. Phillips, 27, of the 3400 block of Kentucky Street, pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and discharging a firearm from a vehicle toward a person. A misdemeanor charge of possession of a firearm while intoxicated was dismissed.
For the incident, Phillips received a seven-year sentence, split between two years of initial incarceration and five years of extended supervision.
Conditions of the sentence include Phillips not having any contact with the victim "except for purposes of communication regarding children and working out visitation," online records show.
Violent March incident
On the morning of March 28, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Racine Street after a witness allegedly heard three gunshots and saw a potential victim standing near a vehicle.
Before the shooting, the victim reportedly had been taking a test at Gateway Technical College when he and Phillips, his ex-girlfriend and mother of two of his children, had a heated discussion on the phone and via text, leading Phillips to allegedly threaten to kill the victim.
The victim then reportedly saw Phillips following him in her vehicle. The victim said that when they were within a few feet of each other on Racine Street near Washington Avenue, Phillips pointed a handgun at him through her driver’s side window and fired, forcing the man to duck down in his seat to avoid being shot. Police allegedly observed three bullet holes in the victim’s driver’s side door and window.
Police later located Phillips and took her into custody. In the vehicle with Phillips was the 4-year-old child. Police were able to recover the gun reportedly used in the incident on the 1600 block of Kearney Avenue.