Tenant shoots, kills armed suspect inside Kenosha apartment

CBS 58

Updated: June 25, 2024

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- New details have come to light into a shooting investigation in Kenosha. 

Police first reported a 24-year-old man was found fatally shot inside of an apartment near 15th and Wood. 

Authorities say an investigation revealed a burglary was committed at the apartment earlier in the day. During that burglary, two suspects -- identified by police as 20-year-old Izerion Cooper and 20-year-old Dieonte Lee -- stole a firearm from the apartment. 

Police say Cooper returned to the residence later that day to retrieve property he had left behind. However, the tenant was home at the time Cooper returned and a physical struggled ensued. 

According to police, Cooper was armed at the time of the struggle and the tenant had become the victim of self-defense. Police say the victim acted in self-defense and shot Cooper. 

Police say they have worked closely with the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office and have collectively concluded that given the information and facts known at this time, no homicide related charges will be referred or filed.

Lee has since been arrested and charged with burglary, arming self with a dangerous weapon - party to a crime, and theft of a firearm.

Detectives are still actively investigating the incident and are asking for anyone with information to please come forward.

Updated: June 22, 2024

According to the Kenosha Police Department, one suspect has been arrested. 

Detectives are still asking anyone with any information to contact Kenosha police at (262) 605-5203.

Published: June 21, 2024

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 24-year-old man is dead following an early morning shooting on Friday, June 21 in Kenosha near 15th and Wood.

Kenosha police say they received reports of the shooting at around 4:25 a.m. The victim was found dead inside of an apartment.

Officials are investigating as they believe the shooting to be a targeted homicide, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Kenosha police at (262) 605-5203. Anonymous tips are also welcome by calling Crime Stoppers at (262) 656-7333.

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