A 20-year-old Kenosha man is alleged to have drunkenly shot a handgun through an apartment door, setting off a chase with police.
Titus Davis was charged Thursday with first-degree recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing and resisting police.
Kenosha Police Sgt. Matt Strelow said police were called to the 700 block of 47th Street at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shots being fired.
Officers found a shot had been fired through an apartment door and began searching for the suspect described by people in the apartment.
An officer spotted a man matching the description in the 5000 block of Seventh Avenue. According to the criminal complaint filed Thursday, the man ran when an officer approached.
After a foot chase and a search of the area, Davis was arrested in a yard behind a tavern in the 5000 block of Seventh Avenue.
A backpack and jacket police believe to be Davis’ were found behind a house in the 700 block of 51st Street.
A .22-caliber revolver handgun was found in the backpack, along with a bottle of brandy and a glass marijuana pipe.
The complaint states that Davis appeared to be intoxicated. He consented to a preliminary breath test, which registered an alcohol level of 0.163 percent.
According to the criminal complaint, Davis had arrived outside the apartment, angry about an earlier dispute with a resident.
The resident said Davis was yelling that he wanted to fight, but the resident said he had his children with him “so he wasn’t going to fight tonight but if he wanted to fight he could come back tomorrow,” the complaint states.
The resident said he opened his door and started yelling at Davis to go away and then saw Davis pull out a small handgun. The man shut the door, and a shot was fired through it.
Davis is being held on $25,000 bond.