MOUNT PLEASANT - Police have arrested a man in connection with the Friday afternoon shooting in the parking lot at Wal-Mart Super Center, 3049 Oakes Road.
Lennis B. Reynolds, 26, of 3456 Stratford Ave., Racine, was being held in the Racine County Jail on Sunday night on a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Court records indicate that the District Attorney's Office filed a criminal complaint and a warrant for his arrest on Friday.
Court records also indicate that Reynolds has been previously found guilty of misdemeanors for obstructing an officer, theft and bail jumping. Another misdemeanor case, for criminal damage to property, is currently pending against him, according to records.
At about 1:40 p.m. Friday, a 31-year-old Illinois man ran into the Wal-Mart store. He was clutching his hand to his chest and saying, "I just got shot."
The name of the victim was not being released and his condition was not known as of Sunday night.
"We feel like this was targeted toward this individual," Village Police Chief Tim Zarzecki said. "It wasn't a random act, as far as we know."
On Saturday afternoon, Racine police called Mount Pleasant police and said Reynolds had asked to speak with someone about the shooting. After traveling to the Racine department and talking to Reynolds, Mount Pleasant investigators arrested him.
A press release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department said that investigators were still trying to find the car Reynolds had been driving. It is a 1998 white Ford Contour with Wisconsin license plates of 772-NZP. Anyone who has information about the car or its location may call the police department at (262) 884-0454.