Update: Racine Officer Involved Death Investigation

Jan 22 2018

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has been leading an officer involved death investigation in Racine since January 17, 2018.


Two Racine police officers, identified as Chad Stillman and Peter Boeck, conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of 14th Street and Villa Street. The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Donte D. Shannon of Racine, fled on foot and was pursued by the officers. The officers witnessed Mr. Shannon brandish a firearm and responded with gun fire, striking him.


Mr. Shannon passed away while being transported to a local hospital by paramedics.


Investigator Stillman and Officer Boeck are not injured and have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of this investigation, per department policy. Investigator Stillman has been a law enforcement officer for 15 years and Officer Boeck for 16 years. Both law enforcement officers have been employed by Racine Police Department for the entirety of their law enforcement careers.


The Wisconsin DOJ-led investigation of this incident has been a collaboration between DCI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pleasant Prairie Police Department, and Mt. Pleasant Police Department. The Racine Police Department has been fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation.


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