Update Sept. 6: Officials with the Racine Police Department have developed a suspect in the fatal shooting of Lavelle Monroe.

They are searching for Joshua Morris, 30, of Racine. He is considered armed and dangerous. He is five-foot eight inches tall and 165 pounds.

If anyone has information on Morris’ whereabouts, please call the Racine Police Department. Their contact information is at the end of this story.

UPDATE Sept. 4: The Racine Police Department has named the victim in the shooting as Lavelle Monroe.

Original story: A 34-year-old Racine man has died in a fatal shooting that happened early Sunday morning in the 2000 block of Howe Street.

Officials with the Racine Police Department have not released the man’s name.

Police were called to the area at 12:59 a.m. after several people called 911 saying they heard several gunshots and a man was on the ground, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

Rescue personnel with the Racine Fire Department transported the man to Ascension-All Saints Hospital. But the man died at the hospital.

Detectives are actively investigating the case.  No one is in custody at this time.

Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime.  Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, or text 274637 (CRIMES).  Text message should begin with RACS.

We’ll update the story when we receive more information.


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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.