Off-duty Officer Shot and Killed Trying to Stop A Restaurant Robbery
NBC Chicago reports that Racine Officer John Hetland was shot and killed Monday at around 9:30 p.m. Hetland was off-duty while he was at Teezers Tavern located on 1936 Lathrop Avenue. Witnesses say there was an armed robbery happening in the restaurant and Hetland tried to intervene to stop the robbery when the gunman shot and killed him.
Authorities are searching for the suspected gunman who entered the restaurant in a face mask. Anyone who knows any details about the shooting is encouraged to contact Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at (262) 656-1234.
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Location of Teezers Tavern in Racine, WI
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