As the Racine Police Department tells it:
At 1:01 a.m. officers responded to 3315 Victory Ave. for the report of an attempted homicide. A female occupant told officers that two masked parties had entered the home, and entered the upstairs bedroom where she and her boyfriend were sleeping.UPDATE: At 8:28 a.m. this morning, Racine Police released the following information. It becomes less clear whether the victim was targeted or not:
The masked men forcibly removed the boyfriend from the bedroom, taking him downstairs and shot him in the face several times. The masked men then fled the home.
The victim, a 28-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
In addition to his girlfriend, there were two children, 4 and 8, in the home at the time. Investigators are processing the scene and interviewing family members that were in the home.
Based on the initial investigation, there is a belief that the victim in this case, was specifically targeted and may have known his attackers. This is not believed to be a random attack.
Anyone with information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7700. Persons with information can also call CrimeStoppers at 262-636-9330.
The masked offenders did enter via the front door of the home, and as a result of that noise, they woke up the mother of the victim who had been sleeping on the couch. As she spotted the masked offenders, she screamed and her son (the victim) came running down the stairs from the second floor, spotted the offenders, and attempted to return back up the stairs.SECOND UPDATE: More now from the JT, which identifies the victim as Terrence D. Miller.
One of the offenders pursued the victim, dragging him back down to the living room and demanded “the money." They then dragged the victim into the kitchen and a few minutes later, returned him to the living room where they threw him down onto a couch. One of the offenders headed for the door, while the other offender shot the victim several times in the upper body and face. The second offender then followed the first offender out of the area.