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'Critical incident' cleared in Racine, suspect in custody

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Posted at 11:57 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 19:02:13-04

RACINE, Wis. — The Racine County Sheriff's Office has given the "all clear" after a critical incident near Byrd and Echo on Friday.

The Racine County Metro Drug Taskforce assisted the United States Marshals Service in the execution of an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Shadaun J. Marks.

The Racine County Sheriff's Office said Marks was wanted for a parole violation for a burglary conviction in Wisconsin and a failure to appear on a charge of possession of methamphetamine from Indiana. The sheriff's office says he has a history of fleeing law enforcement and being in possession of firearms.

While attempting to apprehend Marks, the sheriff's office says he barricaded himself within the residence at 4918 Byrd Ave. A perimeter was established and the sheriff's office SWAT team was deployed. Marks was then safely taken into custody.

Due to the incident, the Racine County Sheriff's Office urged residents to stay away from the area of Byrd Avenue and Echo Lane due to a "critical incident" Friday morning.

The sheriff's office said in a public safety message to some residents' phones that if you are within two blocks of the intersection to shelter in place.

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The public safety alert

The situation has since been resolved.

“I want to thank the citizens who patiently allowed the Racine Police Department, the U.S. Marshals, and the Sheriff’s Office to work together to take Mr. Marks into custody," Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said in a statement Friday. "While the Racine Fire Department stood at the ready to provide any needed emergency medical care. One of the most important jobs in law enforcement is public safety, and I am proud of the teamwork demonstrated by all of the agencies today. I also appreciate the support and understanding of the public.”

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The scene near Bird and Roosevelt in Racine on Friday.

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