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Reward at $70,500 For Tips on Suspect in Officer Shooting

RACINE, WI (AP & WLIP News)–Businesses are pitching in to increase the reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the man who fatally shot a Racine police officer who tried to intervene in an armed robbery.

The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department said yesterday that the reward to arrest a suspect in the death of officer John Hetland has now grown to $70,500.

Hetland was off-duty when he was fatally shot about 9:40 p.m. a week ago Monday when he tried to intervene in an armed robbery at Teezers Bar and Grill.

Authorities say Hetland jumped over the bar and confronted a masked, armed man when he was shot.

Anyone with information or surveillance video from the area on the night of the shooting is asked to call authorities. New stills of the suspect have been made available…

 

 

Hetland’s funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at the Siebert Chapel on the Carthage College Campus, with a visitation from 3-7 PM Tuesday.


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