Da’Shontay Bio – Da’Shontay Wiki
Da’Shontay “Day Day” Lucas King Sr. was born on August 20, 1984 in Racine, WI to the late Glenda King-Epps and Andre Nunn. He received his wings tragically to his eternal resting place on May 20, 2022.
Da’Shontay Was 38 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
At least two people were shot at during a funeral service in Wisconsin for a man killed by police last month.
On Thursday afternoon, two people were shot during the Graceland Cemetery funeral in Racine for Da’Shontay King Sr., TMJ4 reported, with “multiple shots” fired in the direction of the service. Later, a family member told the station said that a total of five people had been hit by the bullets.
“I heard it was mass chaos here. People were running and people were screaming,” said Sgt. Kristi Wilcox of the Racine Police. “I know we got multiple 911 calls that people were shot.”
Wilcox said that a juvenile had been treated and released, while another person was flown to a Milwaukee hospital. No arrests had been made as of Thursday evening, and the incident remains under investigation, per NBC News.
The Racine Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory confirmed to TMJ4 that the service was being held for Da’Shontay King Sr., a man who was shot and killed by police on May 20.
At the time of his death, police said they stopped a car while executing a search warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm when the suspect, who was not immediately identified as King Sr., ran from the car with a gun and led an officer on a chase on foot before he was killed, per the outlet.
The casket remained in the sun for hours as investigators combed the scene, CBS58 reported. Racine Mayor Cory Mason denounced the violence in a statement Thursday night, announcing that a juvenile curfew would be enforced through the weekend.
“Today’s heinous shooting at a cemetery while a family was already mourning the loss of a loved one is a new low for these perpetrators of violence in our community,” Mason said in a statement shared to Facebook. “The violence has got to stop! Revenge is not the answer. Ending gun violence is the top priority of the police department and my administration.” “I am instructing the police department to actively enforce our juvenile curfew ordinance through the weekend. Anyone under 18 must be home by 11 PM,” he continued. “This violence must end.”