Friends have waited over 20 years for justice and its has not come. The suspects have never been arrested and charged in the death of Andre McKinstry, who was only 24 years old when he was gunned down at a tavern in August of 1994.
Andre was shot to death about 1:30 a.m. at Steve & B’s Tavern, 1224 16th St on an early Sunday morning in August of 1994. As many as 150 people were in the bar when the slaying occurred, and an equal number were outside when two officers on foot patrol nearby heard the shots and rushed to the tavern, many patrons fled when officers started arriving.
McKinstry had been shot in the head, neck and upper chest and was found inside the bar. Racine Police at the time believed this was a targeted case because there were no injuries to anyone else in the crowded bar. There was a birthday celebration that night and it was thought that McKinstry might have been there for it. He was not a regular customer at Steve & B’s.
If you have any information you are urged to call the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7700 and ask for the Investigations Unit, or Crimestoppers at 262-636-9330, or by texting to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.