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Kenosha man charged with attempted homicide for shooting
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Kenosha man charged with attempted homicide for shooting

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A Kenosha man was charged with attempted homicide Thursday, alleged to have shot a man several times at point-blank range.

Matthew Turner, 23, was formally charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the June 20 shooting.

He has been in custody at the Kenosha County Jail on a probation hold since June 22.

According to the criminal complaint, the 21-year-old victim told police he was on his way to visit his girlfriend in an apartment building on the 4000 block of 45th Street when he was shot.

He told police—and surveillance video confirmed—that he had just gone through the entry door of the apartment building and was headed up the stairs to the second floor when he heard someone pounding on the door.

He turned and opened the door and was nearly immediately shot.

He struggled up the stairs to his girlfriend’s door seeking help.

She called 911.

The criminal complaint states that he had been shot four times — twice in the abdomen, once in the thigh and once in his hand.

The victim told police he recognized the man who shot him, but said he did not know why he had been targeted.

Turner was identified in a photo lineup, and was also identified by another witness from still photos taken from a security video.

The video shows a man pounding on the apartment door, the victim opening the door, then the man shooting the victim four times and fleeing the area.

Turner’s initial court appearance is scheduled for Friday.


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