Zion man charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in Kenosha | Crime & Courts

A 31-year-old Zion, Illinois man is facing numerous charges after allegedly shooting three people outside a Kenosha bar over the weekend following a fight.


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Damon A. Blakey is charged with felonies of attempted first-degree intentional homicide with a dangerous weapon, first-degree reckless injury with a dangerous weapon, first-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by an out-of -state felon in Kenosha County Circuit Court.

Blakey made his initial appearance at Intake Court Monday where Court Commissioner Loren Keating imposed a $500,000 cash bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 31.

According to the criminal complaint three people were shot by Blakey on Saturday following a physical altercation. The incident occurred at approximately 1:45 am and the fight reportedly began inside Las Margaritas Tavern, 2322 Roosevelt Road.

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The confrontation continued outside onto 23rd Avenue, according to the criminal complaint. That’s when Blakey allegedly opened fire, shooting a male and two females. One of the females was his girlfriend who allegedly shot by accident.

Officers patrolling the area of ​​63rd Street and 22nd Avenue arrested Blakey after spotting him walking in a zig-zag pattern west down the sidewalk along 63rd Street. He reportedly matched the description of the suspect involved in the nearby shots fired complaint. Blakey was detained and his firearm was recovered after officers found it stashed in a trash can.

When questioned by investigators, Blakey reportedly stated he grabbed his gun and began to “blow” following an altercation with the injured male.

When asked who he was shooting at he stated it was nobody in particular at first but then he saw (the male) and began shooting at him, because he “punched my tooth out,” according to the complaint.

When it was explained to the Blakey that his girlfriend dropped to the ground while he was firing, “the defendant began to sob and uttered something about her being right in front of him.”

Blakey had been in Kenosha celebrating his girlfriend’s birthday. She sustained serious injuries. The other female sustained non-life-threatening injuries and the male sustained three gunshot wounds but is expected to survive.

Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, Aug. 22, 2022

Today’s mugshots: Aug 22

These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.

Brytton D Hurd

Brytton D Hurd1100 block of Douglas Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, knowingly violating a harassment restraining order.

Shawn E Londre

Shawn E Londre2000 block of DeKoven Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.

Frank D Walker

Frank D Walker2800 block of Mount Pleasant Street, Racine, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).

Ione Amber Davis

Ione Amber Davis2100 block of Romayne Avenue, Racine, felony retail theft (intentionally take between $500-$5,000).

Steven M. Friebolin

Steven M. Friebolin1200 block of West Lawn Avenue, Racine, attempt first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon).

Cameron J Harris

Cameron J HarrisWest Allis, Wisconsin, possession of THC.

Marc Lee Manderfield

Marc Lee Manderfield1700 block of Deane Boulevard, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th or 6th offense, general alcohol concentration enhancer).

Alain D Manning

Alain D Manning3300 block of Kentucky Street, Racine, Burglary (arming self with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assessments, felony domestic abuse repeater), disorderly conduct (use of a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assessments, felony domestic abuse repeater), take and drive vehicle without owner’s consent (2nd+ offense, domestic abuse assessments, felony domestic abuse repeater), misdemeanor theft (domestic abuse assessments, felony domestic abuse repeater), stalking (use of a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse assessments, felony domestic abuse repeater).

Chandler L. Pierce

Chandler (aka Spuaky Playa-Hata) L. Pierce5400 block of Byrd Avenue, Racine, felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).

Russell J. Rediske

Russell J. Rediske1200 block of Goold Street, Racine, possession of THC, felony bail jumping.

Michael L Wells Jr

Michael L Wells Jr1100 block of ½ Kewaunee Street, Racine, battery by prisoners.

Ernest D Everson

Ernest (aka Hubert Martin) D Everson4200 block of Marquette Drive, Racine, disorderly conduct.

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