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"He was a good person:" Family speaks out, plans march after officer-involved shooting

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- We're learning more about a deadly police-involved shooting in Racine. It happened Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of 14th and Villa where protesters are now gathering.

The sister and friends of the man shot and killed by police say they want more details and answers from police about why this shooting happened.

"He was the life of the party, that's all you're gonna keep hearing."

Family and friends say Donte Shannon was the 26-year-old who was shot and killed by police, although officials have not confirmed that officially.

"Despite his background, despite whatever people may think about him and what people say about him, he was a good person," said Anthony Allen, the cousin of the man shot by police.

Earlier Thursday, The Department of Justice continued to piece together the crime scene, those who knew Shannon stood in protest steps away, holding signs.

"We grew up with each other and went to kindergarten all up through high school," said Joreena Cobb.

"We need to show respect to his family and him," said Laqwandra Stephens.

According to the Department of Justice, Racine Police tried to pull over a car for a traffic stop Wednesday. We're told the man in the car ran from police and pulled a gun out. That's when officers shot him. He died on the way to the hospital.

"I think he was pulled over for being known for who he is, he was known for being Donte," Stephens said.

Donte Shannon does have a criminal record dating back to 2012, many of the charges are drug charges.

A group is planning a march in honor of Donte Shannon on Friday. It's expected to start at the crime scene and end at the Racine Police Department.

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