Man gets nine years for shooting girl in cheek in 2015

Man gets nine years for shooting girl in cheek in 2015

RACINE — A 22-year-old Racine man will spend nine years behind bars for his role in a 2015 shooting that resulted in a teenage girl being struck in the head by a bullet and seriously injured.

Eddie L. Davis, of the 900 block of Racine Street, was 20 when he was charged in July 2015 with three felony counts of being party to first-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon and a misdemeanor count of being party to firing a gun within 100 yards of a building, according to his criminal complaint. All of those charges came with penalty enhancers for being a repeat offender.

In August, Davis pleaded guilty to two amended charges: One count of second-degree reckless injury and one count of injury by negligent use of a weapon.

On Tuesday, Racine County Circuit Judge Michael Piontek sentenced Davis to 7½ years in prison and 4½ on extended supervision for the reckless injury charge, and 1½ years in prison and 1½ years on extended supervision for the weapon charge, according to online court records.

Davis has been in the Racine County Jail since July 6, 2015, and will receive credit for time served, those court records state.

Davis was the second person charged in the March 10, 2015, shooting that took place in the 1400 block of West Street.

According to the criminal complaint, police responded at about 5:35 p.m. that afternoon for a report of shots fired between two groups of men after a verbal altercation.

Police later found that one of the fired bullets had hit the 15-year-old girl on her family’s nearby porch. The bullet reportedly struck the girl in the cheek, became lodged near her spine, and required surgery to remove.

Davis’ co-defendant, Xzavier Lee Goodwin, of Racine, was charged in April 2015 with four felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with the incident.

Goodwin was found guilty of the charges at a jury trial earlier this year and later sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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