Friday, May 23, 2014

Update: Sierra Guyton needs your prayers and help with mounting hospital bills.

Update: Sierra Guyton's family has decided to keep her on life support, believing for a miracle to happen. A fund raiser has been planned at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church for Sat.June 14th to help raise money for her mounting medical bills,as well as any future medical expenses.

Prior update:

10 year old Sierra Guyton is is grave condition, as she fights for her life after being shot several times, once in the head. Sierra was shot after being caught of the middle of a gun battle while playing at the Clarke Street School playground on at 7:15pm Wed. May 21st. Sierra lived across the street and attends Clarke Street School.

One suspect has been ID'd but not apprehended.

A community prayer vigil has been planned for Memorial Day.

Prior article:

Police Chief Ed Flynn addressed the shooting of 10 year old Sierra Guyton. Calling on the community and government...

“Sooner or later people enough gotta be enough! It`s not enough to complain about our tactics. It`s not enough to tell us we`re putting too many people in jail. We need you — the community, to help us solve this crime and to tell your young men to put the guns down!”

“I need the same Governor and the same state Legislature that found money to help us expand our ShotSpotter, the ShotSpotter that directed us to this location — to pass a law that makes these little monsters afraid to get locked up for possessing a gun. I need felony time for a felony crime of illegally carrying a firearm,”

Mayor Tom Barret had this to say...

“The thugs who thought nothing of having a gunfight on a playground need to be locked up for a very, very long time. Right now these gunslingers believe that there are no consequences to walking the streets armed and shooting whenever the mood strikes them. It’s time for the Governor and Legislature to go into special session and pass mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes and to come down hard on those who value life so little.”

Governor Scott Walker said he hopes to see more done during the next Legislative session to get illegal guns out of the hands of criminals.

“We talked about working with the police chief, other law enforcement officials around the state to look at new ways that we can keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals and the chief, as I’ve talked to in the past, that’s been his primary concern,” Gov. Scott Walker said.

Much more here...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Three shot and two killed on 11th and Atkinson

Update: Victim of triple shooting ID'd as 49-year-old Marvin Smith.

Three people were shot and two killed in a barrage of bullets outside a liquor store on 4th and Atkinson on Sunday. Ezell Thornton who witnessed the shootings said this to Fox News...

“The shooting seemed like it wasn’t going to stop. I know it had to be someone’s loved one because they were crying so hard man,”

Family members confirmed the ID of 31-year-old Wilbert Lewis, who died at the scene.

A 49 year old man was also shot and died later. This man has not been ID'd by police.

A 48 year old man is in stable condition.

This all happened across the street from a kids park!

“Who wants their kids to get hit by a stray bullet? YOU don’t want to get hit by a stray bullet,” Thornton said.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bar fight leads to gunfire: One man shot and injured

Police say that a tavern dispute lead to gunfire and a 32 year old Milwaukee man was shot and injured.

The shooting happened near 27th and Atkinson around 8:45 p.m. — but the victim was found by police and fire personnel near 27th and Capitol.

There are no suspects in custody.

Fredricka Hodges family: The violence must stop!

Just over a month ago 29 year old Dricka Hodges was shot and killed while sitting in her car at a traffic stop.

"Fredricka Hodges was at 24th and Center on April 7th, when someone fired a gun at a group of people on the street corner. Instead, it was Hodges who took the bullet. She paid for it with her life."

Her family is grief stricken.

“I never in a million years thought that I would be a mother with my daughter on a t-shirt,” said Lurlean Hodges, mother of victim."

Family and friends came together in Fredricka's memory to make a plea to the citizens of Milwaukee to stop the violence. 

More in the article below...

Prior article...

Gun Violence here in Milwaukee took the life of a mother of two young girls. Dricka Hodges was senselessly shot to death on Monday. Dricka was on her way to the hospital to visit her father who also passed. She was stopped at an intersection on 24h and Center when, a man starting shooting into a crowd. Dricka Hodges was hit by a bullet and killed. An 18 year old boy was shot and injured and is expected to survive.

A vigil was held last night in honor of Erica.

There are funds being set up to benefit Hodges young daughters. Donations are being accepted at any U.S. Bank or online. you can go here also to help...

Funeral services for Hodges are set for Saturday, April 12th at New Jerusalem Baptist Church on West Connell Street. A viewing begins at 10:00 a.m., and a funeral service begins at 11:00 a.m.

Update: Milwaukee man shot and killed on the North side

Update: Victim ID'd as 34-year-old Tycer Lee

 34-year-old man. Authorities have not officially identified the man who was shot in the 2800 block of Lisbon Avenue Sat. night but friends of the victim had this to say...

“He was a real good dude he didn’t deserve that,” said Dreacy Armstrong, friend of the victim. “Tyson was a good dude he just knew everybody around the neighborhood he talked to everybody, he was a happy dude.""

No suspects are in custody at this time

Prior: A man was shot and killed last night on Milwaukee's North Side. Few details are available other than the shooting happened at 29th and Lisbon.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Milwaukee bar owner fatally shot

The owner of Big C’s Blues Bar near 12th and Hadley, was fatally shot early Sunday morning, May 11th.

No more information is available except that the police are investigating and there is no one in custody.

Stay tuned for updates

Friday, May 9, 2014

A 24 year old Milwaukee woman was struck by a bullet while laying on a couch.

A 24 year old woman was shot and injured while laying on a couch. The woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries. This incident happened Friday morning, May 9th in the 3400 block of N. 12th Street.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

3 year old in critical condition after shooting himself with a gun.

A three year old Milwaukee child is in critical condition after shooting himself with a gun that he found in the glove compartment of the car he was in at 107th and Brown Deer Rd.
News video here:

Update: Mother will not be charged. The 3 year old is still fighting for his life at Childrens hospital.

More here...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Unidentified suspect was shot and killed in Downtown Milwaukee by MPD

An unidentified suspect was shot and killed by a Milwaukee Police Officer in Red Arrow park yesterday. The park is located in Downtown Milwaukee. The foot patrol officer, who had responded to "trouble with a suspect", was attempting to conduct a field interview when a fight ensued. The officer pulled out his baton and the suspect grabbed it and started beating the officer in the head. The officer drew his weapon and fired multiple times, striking the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was treated and released.

Updates can be found at Stop The Violence Milwaukee FB and @STVMilwaukee