Armed & dangerous: Police seek 27-year-old man in death of his roommate in Racine

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RACINE (WITI) -- Racine police have released the name and photo of a suspect wanted in connection with a death that occurred at the Allegro Apartments on Three Mile Road on Racine's north side.

Police say at around 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 2nd, they were called about a death at the Allegro Apartments. They say a 27-year-old man was found dead inside the apartment complex -- suffering from several gunshot wounds. The Racine Police Department's "Major Crimes" unit was activated, and an investigation is underway.

The investigation has led to a suspect being developed. Investigators have been unable to locate that suspect.

That suspect is the victim's roommate, police say. He is 27-year-old Jacob Wayne Rogers -- a man police say should be considered armed and dangerous. He is believed to be traveling with his girlfriend -- 22-year-old Katelyn McGraw. Katelyn is believed to be an endangered person and a person of interest, police say.

Jacob Wayne Rogers

Jacob Wayne Rogers


Amy Martinez stopped by the crime scene earlier Monday. She says she pulled over when the saw crime tape wrapped around the apartment complex.

"I was just overwhelmed. When you see cops and lights -- somebody is in danger. And in this situation here, two lives have obviously changed. The world is getting so ugly. Life is just too short. Somebody just lost their life here. Somebody's life has changed drastically," Martinez said.

Martinez says not knowing the people involved doesn't make the death any less tragic.

A neighbor woke up to sirens Monday.

"I just came back from a nice little vacation from work. Come back to this," the neighbor said.

Police officers surrounded the apartment building across the street from his home.

"It was a commotion. It`s always a commotion unfortunately," the neighbor said.

Racine Police Investigators are interested in any additional information that anyone may have about this crime. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

You may also contact Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.


  • opinion8d

    Looks like he’s been a POS his whole life……should have kept him behind bars. Another example of liberal excuses and their soft on crime mentality. Hope death finds him quickly.

  • richard cranium

    it’s marky mark from the funky bunch! or is he trying to be vanilla ice?
    either way, he looks like a total puzzy who is gonna get some backdoor lovin when he’s locked up.

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