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Two in Custody in Connection With Fatal Kenosha Shooting

May 28, 2024 3:45p; Updated 6-4

(WGTD)---An 18-year-old man who was initially held on a charge of negligent homicide in a Kenosha shooting death last month has been charged with harboring or aiding a felon. And now a second suspect is in custody. 

The man charged--Jordyan Alia-- was one of three people who purportedly were present in an apartment on Kenosha's north side when a gun accidentally went off. A 15-year-old boy was struck by a single bullet and died at the scene.

Alia claims that another individual was handling the gun at the time. According to the online roster of the Kenosha County Jail population, that 18-year-old is now in custody as well.  

The criminal complaint that was filed against Alia said both Alia and the other teen fled the apartment building together, but later split up after Alia's grandmother refused to take in the second teen.

The shooting happened in a four-unit apartment building in the Wilson neigborhood--an area that's undergoing a slow redevelopment process. The county's new human services building--still under construction--is a half-block south of the shooting site while several Habitat For Humanity-constructed homes are a half-block to the north.  

Police at the time of the shooting said the victim had been visiting from out-of-town.