15-year-old “known gang member” is victim of fatal shooting at 2nd & National

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police have issued an update on a fatal shooting that occurred during an attempted armed robbery early Monday morning, September 1st. Police say a 15-year-old boy, whom they describe as a known gang member, was shot and killed at 2nd and National.

Police say the 15-year-old boy had previously been arrested for armed robbery, auto theft, fleeing and theft.

Police say he was a victim in a non-fatal shooting that occurred on August 1st in the 3100 block of N. 55th Street.

A 30-year-old West Allis man was taken into custody Monday for shooting the 15-year-old boy. He has been released -- but ordered in to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office on a future date.

Police say they have arrested five additional suspects believed to be part of a group responsible for "dozens" of Milwaukee-area robberies committed over a three-day period -- including the 2nd and National attempted armed robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting.

The suspects arrested by police are: two 14-year-old boys, a 16-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, and an 18-year-old man.

Police records show two of the teenagers were arrested about two hours after the shooting -- near a McDonald's at 1st and Pierce.

Police say this is a "very active" investigation, that will be presented to the District Attorney's Office in the coming days.

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11 comments

  • Help us..

    If he was a known gang member at 15..im guessing he had a rough start to life and parents that couldn’t control him or just didn’t care to. Either way, how sad.

  • Dmarie

    I am sorry for the loss of the life of this young man. These young men shouldn’t have been out at that time of morning, they should have been home sleeping or just getting up to do something constructive. I can’t blame their parents, however, I certainly hope that none of them blame the shooter because that person was most definitely fearful for their own life. These young men have been making destructive choices in their young lives. I wish that these young men wouldn’t find it cool or necessary to belong to a gang. It is always good to have positive friends and to find & stay on the right path in life. He should have stayed away from trouble when he was a victim in that nonfatal shooting last August 1rst. He sure was very young to have been stealing cars, doing armed robberies, fleeing & theft. What a shame, I hope that the other gang members learn from his passing and start to make positive choices the rest of their lives, they can do it! Blaming others will never make them accept responsibility for their own negative choices.

  • WalkersPointer

    PH…i hope they never come out with the name of person who shot the kid! Then that persons life is in danger. Thats what these people do!

    4 innocent, beautiful, genuine…some of the nicest people IVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE were walking to their car after a long night of work just hoping to get home to their families and get some sleep. 6 men pull into the parking lot AND DIDNT EVEN TRY TO ROB THEM!!! THEY JUST OPENED FIRE IMMIDIATELY!!!! Thank the GOOD LORD that 1 of those innocent people had their concealed carry and shot 1 of them to death! Unfortunately…it was only 1 of them!!! These same 6 kids already stole 4 cars, robbed 3 places, fractured 2 peoples skulls, and RAPED A WOMAN THAT NIGHT!!!! The last thing on their “list” to get initiated into the GANG was to take someones life!!!! This is the sickest f*ucking thing I’ve ever experienced EVER! I AM JUST SO THANKFUL MY FRIENDS ARE OKAY…I don’t know where my friends, or I, would be right now if one of them wasn’t carrying his gun…

  • Wow.

    The real victim was the guy getting robbed, Fox. The kid was the thug, the attacker – age is irrelevant. Change your headline. The kid chose an action and paid the consequence.

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