Two teenagers arrested in connection to the shooting at Da'Shontay King's funeral




  • In US
  • 2022-08-05 19:35:11Z
  • By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a shooting in June at Graceland Cemetery in Racine.
Law enforcement personnel work at the scene of a shooting in June at Graceland Cemetery in Racine.  

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to the shooting at Da'Shontay King's funeral in Racine.

Two women were shot at King's funeral at Graceland Cemetery in June. "We were at the gravesite trying to get prepared to bury (King), and bullets started flying everywhere," said King's sister Natasha Mullen, at the time.

King was shot and killed by Racine police officer Zachary Brenner in May. Authorities recently announced that Brenner will not face charges in relation to the shooting.

It's still unclear why shots rang out at King's funeral, police have not provided a motive.

The family of Da
The family of Da'Shontay King, 37, identified him as the man shot and killed by a Racine police officer on May 20  

"On Thursday, August 4, 2022 after an extensive and thorough investigation, the Racine Police Department's Special Investigations Unit arrested (a 19-year-old man) and a 16 year old male for the shooting at the funeral of Da'Shontay King at Graceland Cemetery and the shooting a short time later in the 2800 block of Wright Ave.," Racine police said in a statement on Friday.

According to police, the teens also were involved in a shooting a little more than a mile from the cemetery that same day.

Both were each charged with 26 counts, including recklessly endangering safety and attempted homicide, "with a possibility of more charges to be forthcoming," police said.

The 35-year-old woman who was shot at King's funeral needed to be airlifted to a hospital in Milwaukee where she underwent surgery for her injuries, police said.

Contact Drake Bentley at (414) 391-5647 or DBentley1@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DrakeBentleyMJS

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