RACINE — The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday released a surveillance photograph of the suspect in the fatal shooting of off-duty Racine Police Officer John Hetland on Monday night at Teezers Bar & Grill, 1936 Lathrop Ave.
Radio reports Monday night indicated the shooter was a black man in his 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Police on the scene Monday night said the man fled north over a fence. He was wearing a navy blue hoodie and black bandanna during the robbery, police said.
Hetland, 49, a 24-year veteran of the Racine Police Department, was shot trying to stop an armed robbery at about 9:40 p.m., police said. He was at the restaurant to meet a friend for dinner, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said at a news conference on Tuesday.
No arrests had been made as of Tuesday.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation. It is standard procedure in law enforcement to bring in an outside agency for such an investigation to add impartiality to the probe and to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
The FBI has offered a $20,000 reward and Sturtevant-based Andis Co. has offered a $5,000 reward for information relating to the capture of the suspect.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Crime Stoppers of Racine County are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for Hetland’s death.
Anyone with information may contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 888-636-9330 or submit an online tip at www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com.
Today's mugshots: June 20
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
William T. Chaney Jr.
William T. Chaney Jr., Sturtevant, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of THC, operate motor vehicle while revoked.
Augie N. Marsh
Augie N. Marsh, 4300 block of Durand Avenue, Racine, aggravated battery, substantial battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct.
Maurice McCurty, 500 block of 11th Street, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, operate motor vehicle while revoked.
Sir Charles N. Monroe
Sir Charles N. Monroe (a.k.a. Sir Charles Moo-Moo), 1600 block of State Street, Racine, possession with intent to deliver cocaine (between one and five grams), misdemeanor bail jumping, misdemeanor battery.
Robert R. Myhre
Robert R. Myhre, 1400 block of Jefferson Street, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of THC.
Scott M. Politowski
Scott M. Politowski, Mount Pleasant, battery to a law enforcement officer, battery to emergency rescue worker, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct.
Rebecca L. Reinke
Rebecca L. Reinke, Fond du Lac, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver or manufacture THC (between 1,000 and 2,500 grams).
Tiffany M. Sturm
Tiffany M. Sturm, Fond du Lac, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to deliver or manufacture THC (between 1,000 and 2,500 grams).
Kaleb D. Weaver
Kaleb D. Weaver, 1100 block of Marquette Street, Racine, possession of THC.
Alex D. Boughton
Alex D. Boughton, 6000 block of Joanne Drive, Racine, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Marquon A. Carter
Marquon A. Carter, Sturtevant, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Michael Henry Dzurick
Michael Henry Dzurick, Sturtevant, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Harold T. Hampton
Harold T. Hampton, 1000 block of Lockwood Avenue, Racine, stalking, knowingly violating a harassment restraining order, resisting an officer.
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Ronell Hibbler, 1500 block of Packard Avenue, Racine, possession of THC, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Everett Anthony Johnson
Everett Anthony Johnson, Chicago, IL, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Elijah D. Mosley
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Elijah D. Mosley, 700 block of 10th Street, Racine, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Melissa A. Padilla
Melissa A. Padilla, 1700 block of Franklin Street, Racine, misdemeanor retail theft (intentionally take greater than or equal to $500), misdemeanor bail jumping, contributing to the delinquency of a child.