Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Racine, Wis.

May 20 2022

RACINE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating an officer involved critical incident (OICI) in the City of Racine, Wis. that occurred on the afternoon of Friday, May 20, 2022.


At approximately 1:01 p.m., a Racine Police Department Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was the subject of a search warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm. After a brief pursuit, the subject fled on foot. Following a foot chase, the subject was seen with a handgun at which time the officer discharged their firearm, striking the subject. The subject was taken to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased.


A firearm was recovered at the scene and body camera footage captured the incident.


No law enforcement personnel were injured during the incident.


The involved officer from the Racine Police Department has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.


DCI is leading this investigation and are assisted by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab and Wisconsin State Patrol. All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to the Racine County District Attorney when the investigation concludes.


Please direct all media inquiries regarding this incident to Wisconsin DOJ.