Woman dead after Racine shooting; 'person of interest' arrested in Tennessee
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RACINE - Authorities in Racine confirmed Friday that a woman has died after being shot in Racine.
A "person of interest" in the shooting of Lucinda White is now in custody, according to Lt. Martin Pavilonis with Racine Police.
"The Racine Police Department is no longer searching for the 2001 GMC Yukon Wisconsin license plate 591-EPJ or the 2011 Chevy Camaro Wisconsin license plate 700-UDY," said Pavilonis.
According to Ed Williams, the assistant director of the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force in Gallatin, TN, investigator Jason Ghee conducted a traffic stop this afternoon around 2:30 p.m. on a BMW SUV with Wisconsin tags for a traffic violation on I-65 south at mile Marker 98 in Sumner county Tennessee.
"The driver was observed to have an injured hand and what appeared to be blood on his clothing," said Williams. "A subsequent inquiry resulted in the discovery of a firearm in the vehicle."
While Investigators were conducting further investigation a "be on the look out" (or, "BOLO") was broadcast on the police radio.
"The BOLO gave a vehicle description matching the vehicle Investigator Ghee had stopped for the traffic violation," Williams added. "The vehicle and driver was wanted for questioning in relation to a Homicide that had recently occurred in Wisconsin."
After further investigation, they found that Ryan G. King, 45, had active warrants for the shooting in Racine, Wisconsin. He was taken into custody without incident.
"King was transported to the Sumner County Jail where he was booked for being a Convicted Felon in possession of a firearm, and being a Fugitive from Justice," said Williams. "Wisconsin authorities are seeking extradition back to Wisconsin."
On Jan. 16, 2013 around 10:45 p.m. officers responded to 6th St. for a report of a person down. Officers located a 44-year-old woman suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by Racine Fire Department Rescue to Wheaton-Franciscan All Saints Emergency Room and subsequently by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital.
The Racine Police Department were looking for two vehicles associated with the incident, but are now only looking for the 2001 white GMC Yukon with Wisconsin license plate 591-EPJ.
If you see the Yukon police ask that you do not approach them and immediately contact the Racine Police Department (262-886-2300) or your local law enforcement agency.
You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.