2 arrested in connection to shooting during Da'Shontay King's funeral in Racine

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Racine Police Department announced two arrests Friday in connection to two June shootings -- the first taking place at Graceland Cemetery and the second a short time later near Thurston and Wright. 

Police arrested 19-year-old Lamarion Blair and a 16-year-old male from Racine on Thursday, Aug. 4 following an extensive investigation.

They're accused of firing shots during Da'Shontay King's funeral on June 2. Police say multiple firearms were used in this incident and two women were shot. A 19-year-old woman was treated and released at an area hospital and a 35-year-old woman was air-lifted to a Milwaukee hospital where she underwent surgery.

King was shot and killed by Racine police in mid-May after he fled a traffic stop. His family was preparing to bury him when a burst of gunfire sent the crowd running for their lives, interrupting the funeral and emptying the cemetery.

Blair and the 16-year-old each face 26 counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety -- party to a crime, along with two counts of first degree attempted homicide as party to a crime. 

Officials say more charges may be forthcoming.

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