Two charged in the fatal shooting of man near 67th & Stevenson in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE -- Two people from Milwaukee are now charged in connection with the shooting death of David McKay on Thursday, June 23rd. The accused are 29-year-old Garry Stewart and 27-year-old Lolita Whitehead.

Garry Stewart

Garry Stewart

It is a night Mike McGinnis wishes he did not experience.

"I just heard what I thought was a firework," said McGinnis.

On June 23rd, behind his home near 67th and Stevenson, he found a man laying. He did not know 35-year-old David McKay had just moments to live.

"He was flipped over and I lifted his shirt up and I could see two holes in his back. It was the most awful noise I'd ever heard coming from a person," said McGinnis.

When police got to the scene, no one was around, but the defendant did leave something behind -- his fingerprints.

Two people are now in custody.

Investigators say those fingerprints belong to 29-year-old Garry Stewart.

In a newly filed criminal complaint, we are learning what investigators say led up to the murder.

Lolita Whitehead

Lolita Whitehead

Police say earlier in the night, the victim was close to 67th and Stevenson -- near 60th and Keefe at a party.

Investigators say someone from the party called Stewart to let him know McKay may have a lot of money.

Stewart and another woman, 27-year-old Lolita Whitehead, eventually followed McKay in their car. Whitehead stayed in her vehicle has Steward tried to rob McKay.

"You could hear the scuffle of two guys moving around an intermittent pop, pop," said McGinnis.

Fatal shooting at 67th & Stevenson, Milwaukee

Fatal shooting at 67th & Stevenson, Milwaukee

Whitehead was charged for allegedly driving Stewart around — and then away from the scene of the crime. Whitehead told police that after she heard gunshots, she realized “Stewart was in a robbery.” She said when Stewart came back to the car, “he had money sticking out of his front jacket pockets — and said, ‘I hope he ain’t dead.'” Later Whitehead told police when she and Stewart got home, they had “approximately $2,500” — and that they “went to Bouchard’s and bought clothes and food and a hotel room and stuff for her kids.”

McGinnis is happy the two have been caught while still trying to comprehend what he saw.

"It's so fast and you don't believe what you're seeing in front of you," said McGinnis.

Stewart faces the following charges:

  • First-degree reckless homicide – party to a crime, habitual criminality repeater, use of a dangerous weapon
  • Armed robbery – party to a crime, habitual criminality repeater
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon, habitual criminality repeater

Whitehead is charged with harboring or aiding a felon.

Stewart faces a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison on the most serious charge (reckless homicide). Whitehead faces up to ten years in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted.

15 comments

  • You Know Who You Are

    So the guy was robbed for $2,500? Who carries that much cash? There is definitely more to this story.

  • So what

    Wow all that for 1 day of clothes food and I’m sure a cheap hotel room. Now the kids get to go to the state. Now these are some animals.

  • Mark

    sadly, these two animals are an example of how most people view the majority of Milwaukees population. For every single, upstanding and good citizen, theres 3 of these walking around.

  • Dylan

    Where are the Hamiltons. The black lives matter people..where’s nate..won’t there be a March come on…where is the outrage by clergy..and the black community. Black on black crime seems acceptable

    • Black lives only matter apparently if a white person is involved?

      Nope, no march, no homemade t-shirts, no chants and protests if there are no “whites” involved that can be blamed somehow. You see, black lives only “matter” if the opportunity presents itself to use the race card in some way/shape/form… but no protest for this because it would mean that the black community would have to blame ITSELF and take personal responsibility – which we all know will never happen.

  • I hate ghetto trash

    You would think the animal would have spent some of that $2500 on a haircut?? Typical ghetto trash looking for what they think is a big score.

  • polymorph

    Stewart faces the following charges:
    First-degree reckless homicide – party to a crime, habitual criminality repeater, use of a dangerous weapon
    Armed robbery – party to a crime, habitual criminality repeater
    Possession of a firearm by a felon, habitual criminality repeater
    60 years max for cold blooded murder, WTF….oh that’s right he’s black. He should have no chance of getting out like if he were white. Reckless homicide my ass, he shot him twice what did he think was going to happen. We really need the death penalty back.

  • More black lies

    Look at them, they spent the money on drugs, looks like the cops caught them during a week long dope binge.. they were not thinking about “food” and “clothes” for their kids when they stuck up the guy. They wanted to get HIGH, and killed a person…and the weasle that tipped them off about the idiot carrying a lot of money on him should also be charged.

  • Anonymous

    They took a awesome and loving person from us I cry every night David McKay was my cousin we grew up together our family is heart broken. These two cowards need to be put under the jail . Its not black lives matter its all lives matter. This world is pure evil and full of greed. Lazy ass low life people who don’t want nothing out of life prey on others who work hard. For the person who made the call will for sure get his.

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