May 20, 2010

Shooting on Sixth Street early Thursday morning; Suspects arrested

Bad news for the burgeoning entertainment district on Sixth Street ...
May 20 at about 1:40 A.M. a 29 year old male Metro Security Services officer was shot in the lower leg in the 500 blk. of 6th St. Metro Security officers are employed by Park 6. Racine Police officers were in the area of the 500 Blk. of 6th St. when a fight was observed. A single gunshot was fired and the Metro Security officer was struck in the lower leg. The victim was transported to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints by Racine Fire Department Rescue. Officers learned a red Cadillac with Illinois plates was possibly involved in the incident.
On 5/20/10 at about 2:25 A.M. the red Cadillac was involved in an accident on Sheridan Rd. in the City of Kenosha. Three occupants of the vehicle were detained by Kenosha and subsequently transported to the Racine Police Department. The three occupants are currently being questioned by Racine Police investigators. The red Cadillac has been towed and impounded.
Racine Police investigators are interested in any additional information that you may have about this crime. You are urged to call the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7700 and ask for the Investigations Unit, or Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.


  1. The Urinal Times is posting that they questioned and released the suspects. Is that true?

  2. The JT article says the three are being questioned as of 9:28 AM.

    This is the last thing downtown Racine needs, the Mayor and police department need to take immediate action to insure that all establishments on 6th Street monitor their customers and discourage this element from infesting the area.

  3. HAHAH mayor take action???? HAHAHAHAHA everything he is involved with turns to shi-t

  4. Park 6 has been very aggressive in maintaining crowd control. The behavior is the fault of those who fired the shots.. Not the Business owners. It appears they have a bead on those who did it. Hopefully quick efficient justice will result in holding those accountable.

    The district is very safe..lot's of fun with a wide variety of entertainment options. Local business owners providing great service, flavors and fun atmosphere.

  5. After this story I will rush right down and enjoy. NOT

  6. It's the people Park 6 attracts is the problem.

  7. keith fair is a moron and needs to search his patrons as they enter his establishment...sincerley, concerned bystander

  8. the shooter came out of place on 6 not park 6

  9. "The district is very safe..lot's of fun with a wide variety of entertainment options. Local business owners providing great service, flavors and fun atmosphere."
    Thank God Racine has an area to drink our troubles away! Never mind the gun fire the drunks peeing in the streets! Have a beer!

  10. Dt brown

    I have to get me some of that Koolaid you have been drinking. 6 th street is becoming new Jack city. This is something that does not happen at the other bars downtown. Close them down and remove their licenses before anther innocent person is hurt!

  11. The important things here are:
    1. The shooter has been caught and that means one less gun on our streets. (Don't think for one minute that he/she only packs going to bars on 6th Steet - the shooter could be behind YOU at a stop light-in fact on their ride up here from Illinois that evening they were behind some of you on the road)
    2. The officer was not killed and hopefully will recover 100%
    3. Thomas Holmes has done everything he can do to make his establishment safe. In fact, this has nothing to do with Park 6 because as I understand the situation the patrons were escorted out of Park 6 and the shooting happened on a public sidewalk.
    This situation could happen just as easily on Main Street or anywhere else as on 6th Street. I was recently at Spokes and a very friendly Republican White Gentleman was packing and he told us all that it is his right as an American to do so. This is not as simple as black and white like most of you imply. Pick-up your phone or send an e-mail and ask to be on a Committee to promote gun safety in the entire County.