Deadly police shooting investigation in Mt. Pleasant
Investigators are on the scene of a deadly police shooting in Racine County. The shooting happened overnight near 25th and Racine in Mt. Pleasant.
Officer John Hetland was off - duty when he approached an armed robber at Tezzer’s Tavern in Racine , Wisconsin, the Kenosha County sheriff’s office said in a statement. The suspect fatally shot Hetland and fled the scene, Racine police said. The shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. in the 1900
An off - duty Racine police officer who intervened during an armed robbery at Teezers Bar and Grill was shot and killed Monday night. Officer John Hetland , a 24-year department veteran, "took immediate action to stop this felony in progress in order to protect life and property," Racine Police
RACINE -- A manhunt continues Wednesday, June 19 after an off-duty Racine police officer was shot and killed while attempting to stop an armed robbery at Teezers bar Monday night, June 17.
According to Racine police, off-duty Officer John Hetland witnessed an armed robbery in progress at Teezers near 20th Street and Lathrop Avenue.
"He went behind the bar and demanded money and wielded a gun," said Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth of the shooter.
Family friend of man killed by Mount Pleasant police questions what happened
A family friend of a man shot and killed Saturday by Mount Pleasant police said Tyrese West, 18, loved football, music and his family. Vedell Andrews said he heard his police scanner go off early Saturday and that a M0unt Pleasant police officer had killed someone. He decided to go to the scene, where he found that someone was West. "That boy is 5-foot-4, 120 pounds. He was pepper-sprayed, Tased and shot five times," Andrews said. Andrews told
(CBS) — An off - duty police officer in Racine , Wisconsin, was shot and killed Monday night, after witnessing an armed robbery at a bar . Officer John Hetland waw an armed robbery in progress around 9:40 p.m. at Teezer Tavern, and stepped in to stop it.
Racine , Wisconsin, Police Officer John Hetland is dead after intervening during an armed robbery at a restaurant Monday night, the Milwaukee Journal In a news release, Racine Police Chief Arthel L. Howell said that Hetland , a 24-year department veteran, "took immediate action to stop this felony in
Investigators said Officer Hetland jumped over the bar and tried to take the man down, but was shot once and killed in the process. The weapon was not located.
Officer Hetland was a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department.
The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department released the following photo of the shooter:
Suspect in fatal shooting of off-duty Racine Police Officer John Hetland
Off-duty Racine officer killed in bar shooting
An off-duty police officer has died after shots were fired inside a Racine bar Monday night.
Officer John Hetland witnessed an armed robbery at the tavern and attempted to intervene. One man is dead after an early morning shooting near the border of West AllisWest Milwaukee. Police have a suspect in custody and are continuing to investigate the homicide of a 19-year-old man on
The police department in Racine , Wisconsin, is mourning one of its own, after Officer John Hetland was shot and killed while trying to stop an armed robbery while off duty overnight.
Officer Hetland's body was transported to Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on County Line Road in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday afternoon -- after being transported from Racine to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office early Tuesday for an autopsy.
Body of fallen Officer John Hetland departs medical examiner's office
Vigil for fallen Racine Police Officer John Hetland
Off-duty officer shot dead while trying to stop armed robbery
Officer John Hetland was a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department.
Police said Officer John Hetland , who was off - duty , witnessed an armed robbery and while attempting to stop the suspect, was fatally shot . The Racine Police Department is announcing his death as a "line of duty death" because he stepped into action, despite the fact that he was off - duty .
An off - duty police officer died after shots were fired inside a Racine , Wis. bar during an armed robbery, June 17, 2019. An off - duty Wisconsin police officer was fatally shot while trying to stop an armed robbery at a bar Monday night, according to the police chief. Officer John Hetland , a 24-year
Sheriff Beth indicated multiple rewards were being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter, including $20,000 from the FBI and $5,000 from a private Racine business.
If you have any information regarding the identity of this person, or any information regarding this crime, officials asked that you please contact Crime Stoppers at 888-636-9330, 262-656-7333 or (800) 807-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.
A Go Fund Me account in support of Officer Hetland has been started by the Racine Police Department. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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Formal charges filed against man accused of fatally shooting off-duty officer.
A man accused of killing an off-duty police officer was released from prison just four days before the fatal shooting. Dalquavis Ward, 26, of Milwaukee, was arrested Thursday at an apartment in Milwaukee. Police said he was the man who fatally shot off-duty police Officer John Hetland during an armed robbery on June 17 at Teezers Tavern in Racine. WISN 12 News has learned Ward was a federal inmate at MCC Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. He was released from custody June 13 and placed on probation. According to court documents, Ward served time for his role in a 2014 armed robbery at a Racine liquor store. He was sentenced to five years but was released after serving three.