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Racine woman arrested in Villa Street homicide investigation, prayer vigil Sunday

Racine woman arrested in Villa Street homicide investigation, prayer vigil Sunday

Homicide reported in the 1800 block of Villa Street

Police responded to the area of 18th and Villa streets on Friday afternoon where they said a homicide was being investigated. On Monday, Racine Police named 38-year-old Angela A. Scheit of Racine as the woman arrested in connection with the shooting.

RACINE — Racine Police have identified a woman taken into custody as part of an investigation into a fatal shooting Friday in the 1800 block of Villa Street.

Charges of first-degree intentional homicide have been referred to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office against 38-year-old Angela A. Scheit of Racine, police said Monday.

Angela A. Scheit


At about 2:50 p.m. Friday, Racine Police responded to a report of shots fired. Later that afternoon, police said they were investigating the incident as a homicide.

Police radio reports indicated that a woman shot a man in an apartment and fled on foot. Police had not been able to verify that information as of Monday.

The victim’s name had not been released as of Monday afternoon. Police said that investigators were checking if the victim’s next of kin had been notified.

The Racine Interfaith Coalition has planned a vigil for the victim on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the 1800 block of Villa Street.

Police investigators are interested in additional information that anyone may have about the incident. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are asked to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 262-636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.

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Alyssa Mauk covers breaking news and courts. She enjoys spending time with her family, video games, heavy metal music, watching YouTube videos, comic books and movies.

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Victor Perez, a 45-year-old Racine resident, has been identified as the man allegedly killed by Angela A. Scheit on Friday on the 1800 block of Villa Street, the Racine Police Department announced Tuesday afternoon.

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