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For weeks officers with the Racine Police Department responded to numerous shots fired calls and a strong-armed robbery, now they have a suspect in custody.

Tihler Townes, 19, of Racine, is facing numerous charges by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Thursday for his role in the shooting spree. Investigators are submitting the following charges:

  • Criminal Damage to Property
  • Possession of Firearm by a Felon
  • Attempted Homicide
  • Party to a Crime – Armed Robbery
  • Reckless Endangering Safety while Armed

According to a press release by the Racine Police Department, officers were called to numerous incidents at the following locations:

  • 21st St. and Center St.
  • 13th St. and Highland St.
  • 13th St. and Grand Ave.
  • Dekoven Ave. and Howell Ave
  • 16th St. and Indiana St.
  • 1200 block of Highland St.
  • Metron Ct.

During the investigation, Townes was identified as a suspect.

“The Racine Police Department remains dedicated to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Racine.  The arrest of Tihler Townes will have an immediate public safety impact,” the press release reads.

 If anyone has any additional information about this crime. They 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.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.