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Racine Police tase suspect who fired shots, had hands in pockets with loaded revolver during police chase

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 28-year-old Racine man is now facing numerous charges after firing shots at a victim and fleeing from police with a loaded handgun in his pocket.

William Hunter now faces charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Obstructing an Officer, Resisting an Officer, and Disorderly Conduct. 

According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched to the area of 17th and Morton shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday for a report of shots fired. Dispatch advised that a man had shot at a victim at least two times.

Police say the suspect ignored officers commands and fled westbound on 17th Street with his hands in his pockets. Officers feared the suspect had a weapon in his pocket based on the fact that he wasn't removing his hands, the criminal complaint says.

Multiple officers pursued the suspect, later identified as Hunter, until he was tackled by one officer on the southwest corner of 17th and Taylor. Hunter was fighting all efforts of the officer to gain control of his hands, the complaint says. The officer said he could feel Hunter trying to pull his hand out of his grip. An additional officer then used his taser on Hunter's back to gain control.

Hunter was placed in handcuffs and searched. A small purple cloth bag with a loaded revolver was discovered in Hunter's pocket.


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