Crimestoppers tip helps solve case of Racine delivery driver's murder

Posted at 10:06 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 08:18:11-04

More than a year after the murder of a delivery driver on the job in Racine, a Crimestoppers tip helped solve the heinous act.  

Last month, days before the year anniversary of James Norris' death, Racine Police offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.  The criminal complaint says that tip lead investigators to their suspect.

28-year-old Alex Adams is now charged in the homicide of James "Jimmy" Norris.  The victim was robbed, shot and killed on Green Street, after he dropped off a delivery for Super Steak and Lemonade last March.

"He was a good guy.  He loves his family.  He was working hard for his family," said former coworker Jamin Nunn.

Norris' former coworkers say the 37-year-old put in many hours as a delivery driver to provide for his wife and kids, one of whom has cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

"He was a really good man. He was a hard worker. It's sad to see him gone," said coworker Tony.

The criminal complaint says Adams' phone has a Google search for "murder charges in Wisconsin."  He also used his girlfriend's phone to look up murder charges under "Murderpedia."

"We're happy that the killer is caught," said Tony.

The complaint says the defendant told a friend "I had to shoot him" and admitted to trying to rob the driver saying, "it wasn't suppose to go like that."

"It's good to know that his wife is going to rest knowing that his killers caught, knowing that justice has been made for them," said Nunn.

Adams had a lengthy criminal record. He's now charged with intentional homicide and armed robbery.

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