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A warrant has been issued for a Racine man charged with shooting Andrew Jones, to death, which was caught on video, according to a complaint filed by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
Jacob Rogers, 27 of Racine, was charged with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted, Rogers faces a lifetime prison sentence plus five years.
Jones, 27, of Kenosha, died of multiple gun shot wounds, according to Racine County medical examiner Michael Payne.
Rogers is believed to be traveling with his girlfriend, Katelyn A. McGraw, 22. Police say she is considered both endangered and a person of interest in this case. Anyone with information about this incident is warned to not approach Rogers.
According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police responded to 522 3-Mile Road at 9 a.m. Monday, March 2 for a report of a shooting. Investigators found Jones dead inside the apartment after he had been shot.
The apartment had been wired for video and a digital video recording system recorded Rogers firing a semi-automatic handgun at Jones where he was sitting on a couch. After shooting Jones, Rogers walked away and then returned to shoot him again.
A witness, who was inside the apartment asleep at the time, told police he had been at the apartment with Jones and Rogers. The man told police that he woke up and saw Rogers with a gun and Jones on the couch after the shooting had taken place.
Racine police are asking the public to keep an eye out for Jacob Wayne Rogers who is suspected of shooting his roommate to death Monday morning. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anonymous tips can be reported by calling 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.
Racine alderman Ed Diehl is arranging a community service, which will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at 522 3 Mile Rd.
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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.
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