According to the Kenosha Sheriff’s department, 24 year-old Rakayo Vinson was booked in to the Kenosha County Jail for 1st degree intentional homicide. He is alleged to have opened fire in a Kenosha County tavern just after midnight Sunday morning killing 3 and injuring at least 3 more. His address is listed as “homeless”, but according to court records, he previously lived in Racine.
On March 28, 2018 he was arrested by the Racine Police Department and charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Racine County DA’s office, lead by Patricia Hanson (R) dismissed the charge on September 20, 2019. He was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of “carrying a concealed weapon.” The judge gave him 7 days in jail and a fine. He was facing 10 years in prison until the prosecutor gave him the sweet deal.
Today, he was booked at 5:19pm and will likely see a Judge tomorrow at 1pm.
Vinson has lived in Missouri and Kansas previously. He was charged in Kansas with felony unlawful use of a weapon in 2015.
Republicans and Democrats on the bench and in the prosecutors’ office need to start punishing violent crimes because violence is on the rise in s/e Wisconsin.