Racine man charged with shooting ‘out of frustration’ after child shot his van with BB gun | Crime and courts


RACINE — A 32-year-old Racine man faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly shooting an illegally carried firearm Thursday night in “frustration” after a child shot his van with a firearm. BB fire.

Adam Neau, of the 1600 block of Grand Avenue, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

According to a criminal complaint:

At approximately 8:15 p.m. Thursday, a call for gunfire went out after the Racine County dispatcher reported to the Racine Police Department “that several minors were firing BB guns at passing cars when a group in a red work van pulled over and fired a gun”.

Officers found the van and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver, Neau, admitted to shooting his Taurus G3C 9mm handgun skyward “out of frustration” after hearing “his van being hit about 6-8 times by what he believed to be BBs from a BB gun or airsoft”. Neau told police that after hearing the van hit, he got out of the car and saw a man running into a building, after which Neau fired his gun “into the air”.

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Neau did not have a concealed carry permit. A fired 9mm casing was found at the scene.

Police reviewed nearby surveillance video, which ‘shows the young man firing his BB gun at the red work van, then’ shows the defendant pursuing the young man before pulling out what appears to be a handgun and shoot in the air. The accused is then shown concealing the firearm in the back of his belt before returning to his van.”

In an initial court appearance on Friday, Neau was given $1,500 cash bond, according to online court records. As of Sunday, Neau was no longer being held at the Racine County Jail, according to prison records online.


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