Prosecutor: DNA evidence links man to Racine officer’s death
RACINE, Wis. — A prosecutor opened the trial of a Milwaukee man accused of fatally shooting a police officer at a bar in Racine last year by telling a jury the suspect can be connected to the crime by solid DNA evidence.
Twenty-seven-year-old Dalquavis Ward is accused in the June 2019 death of John Hetland, a 24-year police department veteran. Hetland was off-duty when he tried to intervene in a robbery at Teezers Bar and Grill in June 2019.
Prosecutors said Ward’s DNA was found in four locations.
WITI-TV reports that defense attorney Charles Glynn said in his opening statement that witness statements are shaky and he has evidence that Ward was not in the bar that night.
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