**Updated 6 p.m.
One man is dead after two male suspects held patrons at gunpoint at the American Legion tavern on Douglas Avenue early Saturday morning.
The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Joseph D. Walker of Racine, and police are asking anyone who lives or has a business in the neighborhood with surveillance video to contact investigators immediately.
According to Racine police, two male suspects entered the bar in the 1200 block of Douglas Avenue at 1:30 a.m. and demanded money. During the incident, Walker was shot and killed.
Witnesses told The Journal Times the bartender told the suspects she was part of the cleaning crew and couldn’t open the register. After robbing a male customer, the suspects fired two shots. One missed the bartender and one struck Walker.
The suspects fled the scene after the robbery and are only described as black males between 20 and 30 years old.
Police are not releasing the victim’s name at this time.
If anyone has an information, they can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.
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