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Charges in Racine Homicide; KSD Captain is Demoted

May 10, 2021 5:15p

From WGTD News:

A Racine teenager was charged with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide Monday for the weekend shooting death of another teen at a party. Bond for 18-year-old Joshua Daniel was set at $100,000. According to the criminal complaint, Daniel was driven to the party on Clairmont St. by three women. As he walked into the apartment and with no warning, Daniel allegedly pulled out a gun and shot 17-year-old Dontrell Bush. Bush died at the scene. According to the criminal complaint, Daniel thought he was being set up because those present were all "smiling and looking" at him. He also thought Bush was reaching for a gun. None of the party-goers--ranging in age from 16-18--told police that Bush had a gun. Daniel was arrested a short time later. There no indication from the complaint that the victim and suspect knew each other. 


A captain in the Kenosha County Sheriff's Dept. who'd been on administrative leave has returned to duty--as a sergeant. Bill Beth temporarily left at the beginning of March while the county's human resources department investigated what was described as a personnel matter. HR Director Clara-lin Tappa said in an email to WGTD Monday that Beth returned to full active duty on Saturday. "As Sergeant, he will be subject to the same expectations that we have of all personnel and with anticipation that he will have a successful remaining career with the Sheriff's Department," Tappa said. Beth, who has served in many roles in the department since being hired in 1995, is Sheriff Dave Beth's cousin. Bill Beth had no immediate comment on his demotion when contacted Monday afternoon.