Man shot by Racine police officer dies

CREATED Jul 7, 2014

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RACINE -- A man shot by a Racine police officer Sunday afternoon has died. 

Racine police responded to the call of a suicidal man around noon Sunday, but they said that man ended up threatening their own lives.
 
Residents in the apartment complex in the 3000 block of Durand Avenue are struggling with a shooting they said never had to happen.
 
"This is unreal, this is so unreal... " said resident Marsha Goodwin. "Man he never bothered nobody!"
 
But Racine police said he was armed with a weapon and refused to drop it. They felt their lives were threatened, so they shot him. Neighbors said that weapon was a knife. 
 
"He's just a nice person, we go places, to the shopping mall, to the furniture store, he don't bother nobody, he do stick to himself," said Teresa Cobb, the victim's girlfriend.
 
Cobb said the victim took medication but didn't think he was suicidal. 
 
"When I seen it, I was panicking and I was crying but the landlord said I couldn't go in to see what was going on but when they brought him out, I could see what was going on with him," Cobb said.
 
The Racine County Sheriff's Office , as an outside agency, is now investigating this officer-involved shooting.