Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting of Xavier Cooper

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RACINE — Racine police say they arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of Xavier Cooper.

Authorities say at approximately 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, July 4th, officers were dispatched to 12th Street and Grand Avenue for a man who had been shot. It was Cooper. He sustained one gun shot wound and was transported to Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Emergency Room, where he later died from his injuries.

A neighbor of Cooper’s tells FOX6 News the bullet that hit Cooper was not intended for him. He says Cooper was trying to break up a fight between two men. One man was hitting another with a gun — and it went off.

On Friday, July 6th, investigators learned the suspect was in the 5400 block of Durand Ave. The man fled on foot. After a short pursuit, he was taken into custody.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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