YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
“RATCINE — A Racine Police Department vehicle “was struck several times” by gunfire as an investigator sat in the car after a “civil disturbance” between two individuals turned violent early Monday afternoon, according to the Police Department.
The shooting began at about noon Monday.
At the same time events were unfolding on 11th Street, just up the hill and to the east on Pearl Street U.S. Marshals in military-style gear and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents were observed at a home in the 1000 block of Pearl Street, taking two men into custody. These arrests, according to an ATF spokeswoman, were unrelated to the shooting.
“ATF agents are assisting Racine PD in the investigation of the disturbance that occurred around noon today. Agents were in the area on an unrelated law enforcement investigation when the shooting occurred,” Kimberly Nerheim of the U.S. Department of Justice said in an email received just before 4 p.m.
U.S. Marshals Spokesman Robert O’Connor said in an earlier email that the Marshals’ Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force was assisting “the Racine Police Department respond to a shooting incident earlier today.”
Racine Police have not yet stated what the ATF/Marshals investigation was related to.
This marks at least the second time this month that U.S. Marshals have been active in Racine.
On July 1, U.S. Marshals were seen swarming a vehicle on Lathrop Avenue. The next day, O’Connor said in an email that one of its task forces was “assisting the Racine Police Department attempt to locate a wanted fugitive.” The Racine Police Department did not reply to a request for comment about that incident”.
RACINE — A Racine woman allegedly slapped and elbowed a police officer in the face on Sunday and spat on him multiple times.
McKayla Henderson, 19, of the 1000 block of Center Street, was charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, throwing or discharging bodily fluids at public safety worker, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.
According to a criminal complaint:
The officer tried to deescalate the situation, then Henderson threw a metal object at a group of people gathered nearby. As the officer approached, Henderson continued to scream and shout and, at one point, pointed to the officer and yelled “No, shut the [expletive] up before I stab your [expletive.]” She proceeded to push over a dumpster.