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RACINE – Racine police say one of the men responsible for the shooting death of Demond Hicks is now in custody.

According to a press release from the Racine Police Department, a 28-year-old Racine man was arrested Friday during a traffic stop initiated by the Special Investigations unit. The man was booked into the Racine County Jail on the the following charges: PTAC (Party to a Crime) 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Possession w/ Intent to Deliver THC, Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place, 2 counts of Felony Bail Jumping, and 3 counts of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping.

Original Report

On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, Racine Police officers were dispatched at 3:45 a.m. to the 1600 block of Cleveland Avenue for a report of shots fired. Officers found Hicks, 36, of Racine, lying in the middle of the street with multiple gunshot wounds upon their arrival.

Hicks did not have a pulse as life-saving efforts were beginning. Efforts continued while he was being transported to the hospital, however, all revival attempts were unsuccessful.

We will update this story once the man is charged during his initial appearance.


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