MILWAUKEE — 32-year-old Teddrick Garner has been charged with first degree reckless homicide in the death of John Jackson, Jr. near 14th and Vine on Sunday, July 8th.
Garner also faces charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon (pointing) and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The criminal complaint in the case says Garner, known by the nickname “Yummy,” was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with a group in the area of 14th Street when his glasses were knocked off of his face. The complaint says Garner left the area, but returned a short time later with a revolver, and demanded his glasses be returned to him.
The criminal complaint says a short time later, a witness said gunshots were heard in the area of 14th Street and it was learned “Fat Head” had been shot. The victim was later identified as John Jackson, Jr.
A Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s autopsy determined Jackson was shot twice — once in the lower lip, and once in the left thigh.
The criminal complaint says surveillance video obtained from a store in the area shows Garner shoot Jackson from across the street.
A cousin of Garner told investigators Garner had told her he had been involved in a fight, and one of the individuals involved in the fight had apparently said he would retrieve a gun and “pop them.” That’s when Garner went to retrieve a gun before returning to the scene to look for his glasses. According to Garner’s cousin, an individual fired two shots at Garner, before Garner returned fire from his own gun.
If convicted on the first degree homicide charge, Garner faces up to 60 years in prison.