Who was Da'Shontay L King Sr? Five people shot during funeral at Wisconsin cemetery

Who was Da'Shontay L King Sr? Five people shot during funeral at Wisconsin cemetery
Two people were shot at the funeral of Da' Shontay King Jr at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin (Facebook/ Natasha Mullen and screenshot/ ABC Wisn.com)

RACINE, WISCONSIN: In a gruesome incident, five people were shot at a Wisconsin cemetery on Thursday, June 2, during the funeral of Da'Shontay L King Sr, who was reportedly shot dead by cops in March. According to reports, the hunt is on for the shooter after an unidentified gunman fired at five members of the family. To be specific, the incident took place at 2.26 pm at Graceland Cemetery in Racine, Wisconsin.
The Racine Police Department in an alert stated that the victims are reportedly being treated at Ascension All Saints Hospital.  A statement by the cops said, “There were multiple shots fired at Graceland Cemetery” adding, “There are victims but unknown how many at this time. The scene is still active and being investigated.”
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Who was Da'Shontay L King Sr?

A funeral was held for Da'Shontay L King Sr. at around 2.30 pm Thursday, June 2, at the Graceland Cemetery in Racine when a gunman opened fire at people who are reportedly the family members of the deceased. King was 37 at the time of his death and he was reportedly killed by a police officer on May 20. King was a father of four. The family said they don't believe King would have shot the officers. They said it's not surprising that he ran. Instead, they believe he would have eventually dropped the weapon and continued running, as they said he's done in the past.
According to reports, officer Zachary B. Brenner had halted traffic as part of a firearms investigation, when King got out of his vehicle armed with a gun. Brenner reportedly chased King over a fence and small hill and ordered him to stop and comply with commands, but police revealed that he refused, and the cop fired. The incident was caught on body cameras. According to reports, he was later taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

According to the Daily Mail, King was previously found guilty of recklessly endangering safety, a felony, in 2002. He was again found guilty of being in possession of a firearm, found guilty of being in possession of a firearm, another felony, in 2003, and was found guilty of a felony drug charge in 2006.

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According to the Daily Mail, King’s sister Natasha Mullen, admitted after the incident, “He had his own flaws, but that wasn't all he was. He was a great dad. His children were the highlight of his life”, adding, “He spent a lot [of] time with his sons.' A report published by The Journal Times three young men who were playing basketball at Lockwood Park said they were nearly shot. They apparently heard shots and the fence behind them was repeatedly hit.

As of now police have not yet released any other information, but are looking for a video of the shooting at the Graceland Cemetery. If anyone has any kind of video footage, please email Lt. Melby at Chad.melby@cityofracine.org or Sgt. Koepnick at Justin.koepnick@cityofracine.org.

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