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ROOT — A second man has been charged in the 2019 New Year’s Eve shooting outside a pub on State Street.


Juan A. Garibay, 26, of the 1300 block of Terrace Avenue, was charged with counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and felony possession of a firearm and a misdemeanor charge of jumping bail.

Criminal charges were filed on Friday, three years, five months and 16 days after the shooting.

According to a criminal complaint:

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A fight started outside the now-closed Game On Sports Grill, 1743 State St., just after 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Amos Moses Godina


The man who was shot told officers he saw an argument start in the bar and tried to lead it outside. He threw a punch and missed, and as he turned around he was shot in the arm. It was later learned that the shooter was Amos Moses Godina.

Once officers were able to identify the owner of the vehicle the shooter was from, they spoke to her and learned that she was at the bar with Garibay and another man.

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Surveillance footage showed at 1:49 a.m. Garibay walking away from the bar vestibule, followed by another man. The man who was shot was seen approaching Garibay and the other man. The other man got into a fighting stance before the victim punched him. Garibay was seen producing a gun and handing it over to Godina before fleeing the area. Godina then pointed the gun at a crowd of 15 people before shooting the man in the arm.

Garibay was given $50,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday. A preliminary hearing will be held June 23 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., according to online court records.

Godina, who is now 25, was charged 16 days after the shooting and in August 2019 pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless bodily harm with the use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm as a felon. . He was sentenced in September 2019 to seven years in prison. He remains incarcerated at Stanley Correctional Facility in Chippewa County, according to Wisconsin Department of Corrections online records.


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