Michael Riley pleads not guilty to charges in shooting incident at Wisconsin Lutheran H.S.

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Michael Riley

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 37-year-old Michael Riley pleaded not guilty on Monday, February 2nd to charges in connection with a January 15th shooting in the parking lot of Wisconsin Lutheran High School.

Riley faces the following criminal charges: first-degree reckless injury, first-degree recklessly endangering safety, discharge of a firearm in a school zone and possession of a firearm by a felon. The court on Monday determined there was enough evidence to bind Riley over for trial.

According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police were dispatched to Wisconsin Lutheran High School for a shots fired complaint. When officers arrived, the complaint says they spoke to several witnesses who said “there was a disagreement between two high school age girls at a basketball game that had just completed.” The witnesses told the officers the dispute grew into a physical altercation in the parking lot involving multiple people.

Michael Riley

Michael Riley

The complaint says the argument continued, until Riley and a friend of one of the girls got involved.

The friend told police that Riley pulled out a gun and pointed it at him. The friend then said he “saw the defendant shoot the gun towards him.” The 15-year-old was struck in the knee with a .38 caliber bullet. That same bullet also struck a Wisconsin Lutheran High School teacher in his foot.

The criminal complaint makes reference to a 1999 conviction for escaping criminal arrest for Riley.

If convicted, Riley faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

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8 comments

  • bobby57

    Lock him away and throw away the key. Felon in possession of a firearm. None of his friends or family knew he was carrying?? This guy is a total waste of a human life…

  • tell the truth

    How can he possibly be not guilty. Witness saw him shoot. .and hebis a felon with a gun..and anger management and coping skills..missing in a 37 year old man. What an example for his and other children.
    this is one reason why milwaukee and other communities.have residents with no common sense no empathy compassion or morals…get with the program or please dont have children.and then these people wonder why they can’t find or keep good jobs

  • West lawn

    M.J blew it.. he Just got out milwaukee legend gone. The most popular drug dealer in milwaukee history Emi MJ . Praying for you big homie….

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