Rally speakers call for peace in anticipation of report on Shannon shooting

Racine residents protest Donte Shannon shooting
Donte Shannon, 26, was shot and killed Jan. 17 after he fled on foot from a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Villa St.

Months after two officers with the Racine Police Department shot Donte Shannon, his family is being told that the details around his death will be released in a report on Monday.

Shannon’s friends and family members gathered at 3 p.m. Saturday at West Park — located only a few blocks from where he was shot. Several speakers called the group to respond — no matter what the outcome — on creating a framework for policy changes and lasting peace.

On Jan. 17, Shannon fled on foot following a traffic stop and brandished a gun in the 1400 block of Park Avenue, according to officials with the Wisconsin Department of Justice. A witness told Racine County Eye that Racine Police officers Chad Stillman and Peter Boeck told Donte several times to drop the gun. Shannon’s father, Nakia, said he has a photo of his son’s body proving his son was shot multiple times though that detail has never been confirmed by authorities.

The Department of Justice investigated the shooting, but they have not been release yet by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.