MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee Police Department has arrested the 28-year-old male suspect believed to be responsible for the homicide that happened at a George Webb restaurant early Friday morning, December 20th.
The shooting took place in the 2900 block of N. Oakland Ave. just before 2 a.m. The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Reginald "Reggie" Evans.
According to police, Evans was attempting to remove a group of disorderly customers from the restaurant. The suspect, described as a career criminal and convicted felon, left the restaurant and returned a short time later with a handgun. The suspect shot Evans in the chest then fled from the restaurant. Evans died at the scene.
“Today’s tragedy, it hurt in my heart,” said Curtis Fisher, who used to coach the victim. “I kind of just put my head down, prayed and had some tears.”
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says the crime, in an otherwise peaceful neighborhood, is a shock. Barrett vowed to increase police presence in the area and bring the suspect to justice.
Authorities say the suspect was arrested Friday night in a home on Milwaukee's north side.