June 4, 2010

Police shoot felon with gun on Thursday night

Racine Police shot Eric S. Conley, 21, a convicted felon, Thursday night, after checking reports of a suspicious man with a gun. Although hit twice, Conley's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. A weapon was recovered.

Here's the initial Police report:
Suspect: Eric S. Conley 2-7-89 - address not confirmed

On 6-3-10 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Racine Police Officers were checking in the area of Mt. Pleasant Street & Romayne Avenue for a suspicious male who was possibly carrying a gun. Two uniformed Police Officers confronted the suspect in the rear yard of the apartment complex at 2100 Romayne Ave.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect failed to follow officer commands and his actions were a threat to officers. Initial findings are that one officer fired two shots from his service handgun at the suspect. The suspect was stuck by two bullets. The suspect's injuries are not believed to be life threatening. A suspect weapon (gun) was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

The suspect is a convicted felon. It is anticipated that the Racine Police Department will at a minimum seek a criminal charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and a Probation Hold.