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UPDATE: Arrest made regarding homicide reported on Villa Street

UPDATE: Arrest made regarding homicide reported on Villa Street

Homicide reported in the 1800 block of Villa Street

Racine Police responded to the area of 18th and Villa streets Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2019, where they said a homicide was being investigated.

RACINE β€” An adult female has been arrested regarding a homicide that occurred Friday afternoon, Racine Police Department confirms.

The incident took place at about 2:50 p.m. Friday near the 1800 block of Villa Street.

No other information has been released as of Saturday morning.

The police department is investigating a shots-fired report as a homicide, the department said in a Friday afternoon news release.

β€œThe investigation is still active,” according to the release.

Police radio reports indicated that a woman shot a man in an apartment and fled on foot. Police were unable to immediately verify that information.

A Journal Times reporter saw a man being escorted away in handcuffs and an ambulance responded to the scene. Villa Street was closed from DeKoven Avenue to 18th Street as police investigated.

The street had been reopened by Saturday morning.

John Goodwin, who lives on Villa Street, said he saw police take a woman with red hair into custody.

He said his son had heard gunshots in that area the night before. It was unclear as of Friday if what he heard was connected to the arrests on Friday.

No additional information was immediately available Friday afternoon.

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

Those who wish 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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Christina Lieffring covers the City of Racine and the City of Burlington and is a not-bad photographer. In her spare time she tries to keep her plants and guinea pigs alive and happy.

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