Madison
66° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Racine man fatally shot by police identified

Published On: Jul 07 2014 07:54:59 PM CDT
police generic lights
RACINE, Wis. -

Authorities have released the name of a Racine man fatally shot after a confrontation with police officers.

The Racine County sheriff's office identifies the man as 37-year-old Rajko Utvic.

The sheriff's office says two Racine police officers responded to a 911 call on Sunday and found Utvic armed with a knife. Authorities say Utvic refused orders to drop the knife and advanced on the officers. He was shot and killed by one of the officers.

The names of the officers were not released. The sheriff's office will investigate the shooting and forward its findings to the district attorney's office.

Advertisement
  • Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

    Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

    Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. in Sept., to head the eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, according to the National Catholic Reporter. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

  • smile

    istock

    Happiest/unhappiest U.S. cities

    It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.

  • Taiwan plane crash wreckage

    Wong Yao-wen/Reuters

    How to prepare for a plane emergency

    Multiple plane crashes have dominated the headlines the past few weeks. But despite these particular tragedies, safety advances and improvements in staff training have helped improve air crash survival rates in recent years. Here are 10 things that experts suggest you do to prepare yourself in the unlikely event of a problem on your next flight, according to CNN.

Advertisement