UPDATE: Two more arrested in connection with Wheatland shooting

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department officials now believe they have all suspects connected to a fatal shooting Thursday evening in custody.

Joseph Riley, 23, of Wheatland was shot and died at his home on 71st Street in Wheatland.

The third and fourth suspect in the case were identified in a Sheriff’s Department new release as: Augustine Jesus Sanchez , 20, of Racine, and Anthony Lee Harris II, 23, of Racine.

From the news release issued Sunday at 2 p.m.:

While the investigation will continue, we believe that all of the suspects in this attack are now in custody. The vehicle used was also located by Detectives and was impounded for evidence processing. As Sheriff David Beth mentioned in his Friday press conference, this homicide does not appear to have been a random attack. The residence appears to have been specifically targeted by the suspects. All four suspects are expected to make their initial appearance in Kenosha County Intake Court on Monday afternoon. The KSD Public Information Office will confirm on Monday morning. Sheriff Beth would like to extend his gratitude for the many witnesses that assisted and would also like to commend the diligent work of the great men and women of the Sheriff’s Department who were able to apprehend these violent suspects in less than 48 hours.”

Deputies responded to the 71st Street address at about 10:30 p.m., Thursday, after receiving an anonymous phone call that there had been a shooting there. Riley and a woman who had been shot were there. Two other people are believed to have been at Riley’s house when the incident began. One fled the scene and that person’s identity is known to the sheriff’s department. The whereabouts or identity of the fourth person is not known, Beth said Friday.

Two other suspects in the homicide —  Markeith Wilson, 20, of Racine and Demarco Hudson, 17, of Racine — also are in custody. Both had been shot when they were taken into custody at a gas station/fast food restaurant on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake shortly after the shooting in Wheatland was reported. Beth said he believes they were shot by Riley returning fire at the initial crime scene.

A GoFundMe page to raise money for Riley’s funeral expenses has been established.

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