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Charge in 2021 homicide amended to felony murder for 1 of 3 brothers

RACINE — The Racine County DA’s Office has amended the charge against one of three brothers who allegedly participated in a botched robbery that ended in a shooting death. Jonathan M. Martinez, 26, of Gurnee, Illinois, was originally charged with first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon and attempted armed robbery, as party […]

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Johnson charged in court: Man shot to death on Victory Avenue may be case of mistaken identity

RACINE — The death of Willie Henderson, Jr., the man shot to death on Victory Avenue on Labor Day, may have been a case of mistaken identity. Tommy Johnson, 31, of Mount Pleasant, was charged on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony charge each of first-degree intentional homicide and […]

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UPDATE: Homicide on Victory Ave.: 58-year-old male identified, suspect in custody

UPDATE (Sept. 11, 10:35 a.m.): The 58-year-old man shot to death on Victory Avenue on Labor Day has been identified as Willie Henderson, Jr., and his alleged shooter is now in police custody. According to a press release from the Racine Police Department, the alleged shooter has been identified as Tommy W. Johnson, 31, of […]

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UPDATE: Police identify homicide victim in 1700 block of Packard Ave. shooting

UPDATE: RPD has identified the homicide victim as Byron D. Beadles of Racine. ORIGINAL STORY: RACINE, Wis. — A 56-year-old man died of a gunshot wound after officers responded to a shooting report at an apartment on the 1700 block of Packard Avenue, the Racine Police Department announced yesterday. Officers arrived at the scene at […]

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New gun violence reduction action plan to be implemented in Racine

RACINE — In 1996, a strategy for reducing gun violence was implemented in Boston that centered on collaboration and focused on the specific groups responsible for the rise in homicides. Police investigate in Graceland Cemetery in June 2022 after gunfire erupted during the funeral of Da’Shontay King. – The results were dramatic. In one five-month […]