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21-year-old man charged in connection to deadly shooting in Racine

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Francisco Ortiz

RACINE — A 21-year-old Racine man has been charged in connection to a deadly shooting that happened Monday, June 25. The shooting caused the victim to crash his car into an electric pole.

Francisco Ortiz is accused of fatally shooting 31-year-old Deshaun Honeycutt.

On Monday morning, around 3:20 a.m., investigators say they were called to the intersection of Blake Avenue and Albert Street for the report of gunfire.

A short time after that, they found Honeycutt’s vehicle about a mile away near Spring Street and Freres Avenue.

The medical examiner’s office says Honeycutt died from being shot in the back.

Ortiz is now charged with first-degree intentional homicide. his preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.

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