Contact 6: Auto body shop owner sentenced for shooting customer

Posted on: 9:36 pm, September 12, 2012, by

MILWAUKEE — The owner of an auto body shop will serve a maximum seven years in prison for shooting a customer near 91st and Brown Deer.

Anthony Wayne Smith was the subject of a Contact 6 investigation into his businesses called Precision Custom Car Care and Unique Custom Car Care — where customers complained about not getting their vehicles repaired in a timely manner.

Surveillance video confirms Smith fired a single shot into a customer’s leg following a verbal altercation.

“I was aiming at the floor to scare the guy.  I didn’t know he was shot until the next day when my lawyer called me because I locked the door.  He was walking away, so I figured he was okay.  He was leaving the building and the customers were safe.  I didn’t know I shot him,” Smith said.

While Smith sits in prison, his wife, Allison will run their four businesses.

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