People shot at Da’shontay King funeral at Graceland cemetery, Wisconsin

People shot at Dashontay King funeral at Graceland cemetery Wisconsin

A number of people were shot at a cemetery in Wisconsin on Thursday when gunfire erupted during a funeral for a man who was killed during a police dispute last week, reports said.

The shooting took place at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin at around 2:30 p.m. local time as family and friends gathered to mourn Da’shontay L. King, according to The Journal Times.

“There were multiple shots fired at Graceland Cemetery,” Racine police said in a statement. “There are victims but unknown how many at this time. The scene is still active and being investigated.”

Some of those injured were members of KIng’s family, WTMJ-TV said.

Witnesses said they heard about 20-30 shots fired, the report said.

King, 37, was killed by Racine police officers on May 20 following a foot chase that began as a traffic stop.

People had gathered for the funeral of Da’shontay L. King before gunfire erupted, according to The Journal Times.

The officer who struck King, Zachary B. Brenner, is a four-year veteran of the department.

According to Racine Chief of Police Maurice Robinson, police attempted to stop a vehicle around 1 p.m. to execute a search warrant for a felon in possession of a gun.

King, allegedly armed with a gun, got out and fled on foot, cops said.

Brenner chased King over a fence and small hill and ordered him to drop the weapon. When he refused, Brenner shot him.

King was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Brenner has since been placed on administrative leave. The shooting is being investigated by the Department of Justice.

Approximately five people were shot during a funeral at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin.
Authorities have not confirmed the conditions of the shooting victims.

According to his obituary, King was a “superhero” to his four sons, and loved throwing cookouts in his neighborhood and even occasionally renting an ice cream truck to pass out to children.

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