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Man accused of killing Brittany Booker arrested in Chicago

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Posted at 10:41 AM, May 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 11:21:31-04

RACINE, Wis. — The Racine Police Department said 41-year-old Terry Jackson was taken into custody Sunday morning in Chicago. He is accused of killing Brittany Booker, a Racine mother of six.

The United States Marshal Service conducted the arrest operation in Chicago. When officers arrived at the residence where Jackson was believed to be, they saw him in the window with a firearm.

Following a brief standoff and negotiations, Jackson was taken into custody without incident, Racine police said.

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Jackson is connected to the Sunday, April 24 incident involving Booker. Around 9:30 a.m. officers were called to Villa and 13th in Racine for a missing person complaint. An investigation determined it was actually a homicide, and Booker was the victim.

Booker's home doorbell camera captured some of the final moments before her death. She was seen reluctantly walking out of her home with Jackson.

At the family’s request, TMJ4 News is not showing the video.

“It was like, my daughter looked back, like, ‘help me, dad.’ My daughter would have ran, but she took that for her kids, because she did not want him to go back in there and do something to her kids," said her father, Leonard Larry.

Larry was one of the first to know about Jackson's arrest. Racine Police told him on Sunday morning.

"Best day of my life. A long time waiting. And to wake up to a text, got him. It's the best feeling in the world," said Larry.

Jackson is believed to also be connected to an incident involving serious injuries to several people, including Booker, in February in Racine. Police said that incident led to Jackson having several warrants for his arrest, including for attempted homicide.

Officials said the fugitive investigation for Jackson spanned five states - Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, and Arizona - before he ultimately returned to Chicago.

Prior to Jackson's arrest, three people had been arrested in connection to Booker's death.

Diamond M. Hood of Racine was arrested for harboring/aiding a felon in reference to Booker's homicide. Police then arrested Alicia K. Skyes and Carmelita L. Walker, both of Racine, also for harboring/aiding a felon in reference to the aggravated assault of Booker and another woman on Feb. 27.

Larry, with the help of family, has now cleared the last things of out his daughter's home. Her six children are now living with their grandmother.

"I'm upset about a lot of things. But it's over. They got him. Let's see what the system is going to do. Let's hope they don't fail me on that part," said Larry, who plans to attend every hearing related to Jackson's prosecution," said Larry.

As a way to honor his daughter's memory, Larry plans to hold a barbecue in a local park for the community.

"Bring your kids," he said.

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