Latest: Alleged triggerman in Bugline Trail shooting bound over for trial
WAUKESHA COUNTY — One of the two men arrested after a 16-year-old Sussex boy was shot in an apparent drug deal gone bad was back in court for his preliminary hearing on Friday afternoon, June 3rd. The court, after hearing testimony, bound 22-year-old London White of Milwaukee over for trial.
Prosecutors say White shot the 16-year-old boy near the Bugline Trail because he was given an empty backpack instead of marijuana. He faces the following charges:
- Attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
- Possession of a firearm — convicted out-of-state felony (dismissed on Friday, June 3rd)
- Possession with intent to deliver THC — less than 200 grams, as party to a crime
White has been in custody since the early morning hours of May 16th — two days after the shooting.
Charges were filed against him on Wednesday, May 25th — the same day he made his initial appearance in court. Cash bond was set at $250,000.
Meanwhile, Niikwame Bell, the second person charged in this case, faces one count of manufacturing/delivering THC (less than 200 grams), as party to a crime, and one count of maintaining a drug trafficking place in this case.
Officials with the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said Bell was arrested on May 14th, shortly after the shooting.