Racine police investigating fatal shooting of 36-year-old man

NOW: Racine police investigating fatal shooting of 36-year-old man

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened near Victory and Cleveland Street on Saturday, Feb. 26. Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Demond Hicks of Racine.

Hicks' family says they will not rest until they know who killed him.

"I wish I did because I think that would give me peace and justice," Antoinette Hicks said. She is Hicks' mother.

Officers were dispatched to the area around 3:45 a.m., and found Hicks laying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. 

"We all say no parent deserves to bury their child first, but it's all in God's plan. I can't change it," Hicks said. 

Hicks' family says he was the co-owner of Gifted Hands Group Home in Racine. And a man who genuinely loved people. 

"Everybody loved him, looked up to him, respected him," said Hicks' mother. 

"He was turning his life around, he was making a difference, he impacted children," De Andrae Woods said. Woods is Hicks' father.

Hicks was known as the family protector. 

"He was the second dad, he left behind 14 siblings that if I could take the pain of each and every one of them I would, but we can't," Woods said. 

Hicks leaves behind five children, four daughters and one son. 

"What do I tell his five children that have to live the rest of their life without him? I can only feel the void so much," Hicks said. "I don't know if I'm going to be fine without him, he's my first born child."

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7756. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.

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