Second man charged in Dashaun Jordan homicide

Second man charged in Dashaun Jordan homicide

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RACINE — A second Racine man has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of Dashaun Jordan, who died Aug. 6 in the alley near the 1600 block of Phillips Avenue.

Twenty-three-year-old Jonathan W. Bell, also known as “Jon-Jon,” of the 2200 block of Washington Avenue was allegedly behind the wheel of the getaway car when Jordan, 20, was killed. Bell was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

The alleged trigger man, 17-year-old Rytrell Earl, of the 1000 block of North Memorial Drive was charged last week with first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide as a party to a crime.

According to the criminal complaint, a third man reportedly told police they parked Earl’s car in the alley to sit and wait for members of a rival gang to come by.

When a group of men walked down the alley, Jordan was shot and killed, and another man was injured. All three men suspected of being involved drove away with Bell driving. That’s when police said Bell allegedly saw the body of Jordan lying in the alley.

Police say Jordan was not a member of a gang.

If convicted on the most-serious charge, Bell could face life in prison.

Bell has been incarcerated before and has a history of convictions dating back to 2011 including theft, disorderly conduct and recklessly endangering safety.

Bell is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Racine County Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23. He remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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