Prosecutors present evidence tying Dalquavis Ward to fatal shooting of Officer Hetland
Ward is accused of killing an off-duty Racine police officer during an armed robbery.
On Tuesday, prosecutors said they had an enormous amount of DNA connecting Ward to that night at Teezers Bar and Grill, and on Wednesday they presented the evidence to back up that claim.
Officer John Hetland was shot and killed during an armed robbery at Teezers Bar and Grill in Racine.
Forty-nine-year-old Hetland was off duty at the time.
Prosecutors say DNA evidence ties 27-year-old Dalquavis Ward to the shooting.
On Wednesday, we heard from a Milwaukee County medical examiner who performed Officer Hetland's autopsy.
He described the great lengths the state crime lab took toward collecting and preserving the evidence, including the trajectory of the bullet that killed Officer Hetland.
"Mr. Hetland had a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, kind of close to the mid-line, just up under his ribs," said Dr. Douglas Kelley. "This gunshot wound entered the abdomen and hit his liver and his stomach and his aorta, which is the largest artery in your body."
The medical examiner said Officer Hetland would not have survived more than a range of seconds from the injuries he sustained.
Court will resume Thursday, Sept. 24.