Dozens of Candles and Bunches of Balloons Stand Inside a Roundabout in Racine


Dozens of candles and balloons remain inside the roundabout at Spring and State in Racine as a poignant memorial for Alexis “Lexi” Fisher, 36 years old, who died early Saturday morning near this intersection from gunshot wounds sustained during an encounter with police.

What Happened?

As a tribute to Alexis Fisher’s life at Spring and State Streets, her family says they will miss her cooking and musical abilities as much as her death by gunshot on April 15 was discovered by police. Alejandro Sierra had previously engaged in physical altercations before the shooting incident at the Domanik Drive residence; police consider Sierra armed and dangerous.

Suspect Arrested

At Spring and State Streets, where 36-year-old Alexis Fisher was found shot dead Saturday morning by police responding to reports of her lying on the roadway, several candles and bouquets have been left at the roundabout as tributes.

Witnesses reported being approached by Alejandro Sierra, 30, who pointed a gun at them and demanded, “Babe, are you alright?” A witness said being shot in the chest during this confrontation; police later charged Sierra with first-degree intentional homicide.

Sierra and her victim had known each other before his stay with her and at the time of the shooting. Police are investigating whether this incident could be considered a “crime of passion,” meaning there was an intense argument. Sierra allegedly punched the victim in the face at his residence on Domanik Drive earlier this week and reported their fight to the Racine Police Department.

Thursday evening, she surrendered while conducting a traffic stop unrelated to Sierra’s hunt. A video taken by a resident shows Sierra handing herself over in the middle of the street to an officer.

The suspect was charged with first-degree intentional homicide and is being held on a $500,000 cash bond at Racine County Jail pending a court appearance on April 27.

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Dozens of candles and balloons lie scattered inside a roundabout at Spring and State Street in Racine as a sad tribute to 36-year-old Alexis Fisher, a mother to five who was taken far too soon from this world. Friends remember her fondly for her love of cooking and her ability to bring happiness to all around her.

On Monday, Alejandro Sierra, 30, was charged with first-degree intentional homicide for shooting Fisher and leaving her body at a roundabout around 5 am. Authorities claim he killed Fisher after they witnessed an argument – they discovered her body at this location around 5 am.

Court records state that Fisher and her suspect argued at her residence on Friday night before she was shot in the head with a firearm, according to authorities. It’s reported that Fisher passed away shortly after that.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8″, 200 pounds, with several facial tattoos and a prominent nose. He wears a rose on his face and the words “Miracles” written across one side of his head with the initials H.B.K written across the other side; no weapon has yet been recovered from the killing, and Marshals advise people not to approach him, and contact them if you see him.

Fisher was honored by her family, children, and husband at her funeral service a day after she passed.

On Thursday evening, 30-year-old Alejandro Sierra surrendered to law enforcement near 9th and Center streets in Racine. He faces first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon; his initial court appearance is scheduled for Friday afternoon.


Six days after Alexis Fisher was fatally shot in Racine, her suspected killer has turned himself into authorities. Alejandro Sierra was taken into custody Thursday evening near 9th Street and Center Street – not too far from Racine Police Department – many nearby residents recorded his arrest via cell phones.

Prosecutors allege he shot her during an argument, with her body later discovered Saturday near the State and Spring Streets roundabout.

When the suspect turned himself in, he was on Wisconsin’s Most Wanted list and now faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide; he has been remanded into custody pending trial.