Racine, Wisconsin – Multiple people were shot at a funeral for a man who was fatally shot by police last month.
37-year-old Da’Shontay “Day Day” Lucas King Sr. was killed by Racine police after being pulled over for a search warrant on May 20.
Da’Shontay Lucas King
According to local media, police chased King after he took off on foot.
Police said they saw a gun in King’s hand and he would not drop the weapon after they repeatedly commanded him to.
“The armed man refused all commands and took an action that resulted in the pursuing officer discharging his service weapon,” Chief Maurice Robinson said, according to WISN.
Gun shots erupted at King’s funeral on Thursday at Graceland Cemetery.
At least five people were injured, including member’s of Da’Shontay King’s family.
NBC News reported:
Multiple people were shot during a funeral in southeast Wisconsin on Thursday, police said, as loved ones were paying their final respects to a 37-year-old man.
The Racine Police Department told residents to stay away from Graceland Cemetery due to “multiple shots fired” there at 2:26 p.m. CDT.
“There are victims but unknown how many at this time,” according to a police statement. “The scene is still active and being investigated.”
The gunfire erupted as mourners at Graceland were saying goodbye to Da’Shontay Lucas King Sr., according to a representative of Draeger-Langendorg Funeral Home and Crematory.
Police had indicated five people were wounded, the funeral home said, but the extent of the wounds and identities of those wounded were not immediately known.