A Racine man is accused of making threats against the Racine Police Department on his Facebook page after his friend, Donte Shannon, was killed earlier this month in an officer-involved shooting.
Darryl Hibbler, 33, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with making a terrorist threat and bail jumping. If convicted of both charges, Hibbler faces up to 17 years six months in prison and/or fined up to $20,000.
According to the criminal complaint, Hibbler posted on his Facebook page that “People need start killing cops” and “Ever body need to come together riot in the street” at 10:22 p.m. Jan. 17.
During an interview with the Racine Police Department on Jan. 24, Hibbler told police that he was “angry about his friend (Donte Shannon) getting killed.” Hibbler explained that he does not condone killing cops, but “what happened to his friend was wrong” and that he made those statements out of anger.
Donte Shannon, 26, of Racine, fled on foot following a traffic stop and brandished a gun. A witness reported hearing officers tell Donte several times to drop the gun. Shannon was shot in the 1400 block of Park Avenue on Jan. 17 by Racine Police officers Chad Stillman and Peter Boeck.
Now officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice are investigating the shooting and are expected to report their findings to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Donte’s father Nakia Shannon said his son was shot 17 times, but that detail has not been confirmed by the DOJ.
Hibbler explained to police that he is not a bad person and was not going to kill anyone. He knew it was a mistake to make those statements, the complaint reads.
In court on Friday, Racine County Court Commissioner Robert Goepel set a cash bond at $100 for Hibbler. Hibbler is expected to have a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Jan. 31.