Man charged in connection with death of Samuel Bussanich
MILWAUKEE (WITI) –23-year-old Lloyd Jones of Milwaukee is facing one count of felony murder and one count of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a person under the age of 18 (causing death). This, after he allegedly provided a 16-year-old male with the weapon used to shoot and kill 20-year-old Samuel Bussanich.
Samuel Bussanich was shot and killed near 23rd and Fond Du Lac Avenue Tuesday night, May 7th during a drug transaction.
According to the criminal complaint, Bussanich, along with two other passengers, were waiting for narcotics near 23rd and Fond Du Lac Avenue when a 16-year-old black male approached their vehicle demanding “everything they had.”
During the attempted robbery, the complaint indicates Bussanich began to drive away. At that time, the suspect began firing the weapon — shooting at the doors of the car eight to 10 times.
According to the criminal complaint, the 16-year-old male received the weapon from Jones — claiming Jones put him up to the robbery. During an interview with police, the 16-year-old male said, “somebody put me up to it, man.” The 16-year-old further stated that Jones said, “they got some cash, go get ’em.”
According to the Medical Examiner, Bussanich was shot twice and sustained three gunshot wounds. The first gunshot wound was to the left side, the second gunshot wound was located to Bussanich’s right chest and a third gunshot wound was located in the left upper arm/shoulder area.
There was other trauma located on the victim, which was determined to be caused by the motor vehicle accident that occurred as a result of the victim receiving these gunshot wounds.
According to the Medical Examiner, the victim died as a result of these gunshot wounds and the death was ruled a homicide.