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UPDATE 3:05 p.m. Thursday: Jeremiah Pitts is the name of the three year-old boy shot to death on Wednesday, according to a story by the Journal Times.
A prayer vigil, which will be lead by members of the Racine Interfaith Coalition, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Howe Street.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m. Wednesday: The Racine Police Department has a person of interest in the shooting death of a three-year-old boy.
Officials did not release the person’s name, but have interviewed them. Charges are expected to be issued by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday.
ORIGINAL STORY: This investigation remains ongoing, with a post mortem examination scheduled for tomorrow morning.
A three-year-old boy was found dead inside a Racine home at 6:24 a.m. Wednesday and investigators have ruled the child’s death a homicide.
Racine Police were called to the residence after a person reported “that someone was found dead at 1812 Howe St.,” according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.
The boy, who died from a gunshot wound, was found in the upper unit of the home. Few details are being released at this time as the case is still being investigated.
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.
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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.
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