UPDATE: Suspect in fatal Racine officer shooting identified

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FRIDAY 6/28/19 10:40 a.m.

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — The suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of Racine Police Officer Hetland has been identified.

Local 5’s CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, CBS 58, says the man is Dalquavis Ward, 26, is being held in the Kenosha County Jail.

More than 17 law enforcement agencies worked thousands of hours to apprehend Ward, according to a Thursday evening press conference.

As previously reported, Ward was taken to jail using Officer Hetland’s handcuffs.

Details of the case have not been released.

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Racine officer

FRIDAY 6/28/19 7:54 a.m.

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities report an arrest in the killing of a Racine police officer who was shot while trying to stop an armed robbery.

Authorities confirmed the arrest in the death of Officer John Hetland at a news conference Thursday. The Journal Times reports authorities did not release details about the suspect.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says he hopes the arrest brings some comfort to Hetland’s family.

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says the suspect was picked up in Milwaukee.

Hetland was off-duty when he was fatally shot on June 17 when he tried to intervene in an armed robbery at Teezers Bar and Grill. Authorities say Hetland jumped over the bar and confronted a masked, armed man when he was shot.

Hundreds of mourners turned out Wednesday to honor Hetland.

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