Man Charged With Homicide After Shootout That Led to Crash

A gun battle on the streets of Racine ended with a car engulfed in flames, one man dead, and another charged with homicide. 

A Racine resident, Larry Ellison Jr., is charged with four counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide, six counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to the criminal complaint, on February 6th police officers were dispatched to 5th and Main Street in Racine, WI.  A vehicle, Lincoln, was engulfed in flames and another vehicle, Buick, was crashed against a building with airbags deployed.

The male lying in the street was identified as Romero Ellison.

The other male was identified as Larry Ellison Jr. The investigator at the scene discovered that as a result of the crash, Romero Ellison had a brain bleed and was in a medically induced coma with a breathing tube.

Larry Ellison Jr. had a broken hip and leg injury. Romero Ellison was the driver of the Lincoln, and Larry Ellison a passenger of the Buick.

Witnesses allegedly heard gunshots prior to the crash and then people running from the scene.

Three guns were found at or near the scene.  According to the criminal complaint, numerous projectiles and bullet casings were located on Main Street.

According to a passenger, the vehicles allegedly came in contact as they drove past Popeye’s on Washington Avenue and began shooting at each other. Larry Ellison allegedly fired multiple gunshots at the vehicle. By the time they were by Monument Square, the vehicles lost control causing a crash.

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