Milwaukee man charged in connection with April 2015 fatal shooting of Trevon Harris

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David Harris

David Harris

MILWAUKEE — 22-year-old David Harris of Milwaukee is now charged with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the death of Trevon Harris in April 2015.

According to the criminal complaint, Trevon Harris was shot near the intersection of Teutonia and Capitol Dr. on April 23, 2015. Trevon Harris was in a car when a Subaru SUV pulled up on the passenger side of the car and at least three shots were fired in Trevon Harris’ direction.

The driver of the car that Trevon Harris was in drove immediately to St. Joseph Hospital. Trevon Harris was treated for multiple gunshot wounds before being transferred to Children’s Hospital. He was later transferred to Froedtert Hospital.


Harris remained at Froedtert Hospital until June, 25, 2015 when he was discharged and returned to his mother’s home. When discharged, the criminal complaint says “Trevon was paralyzed from the neck down.”

Capitol and Teutonia shooting

Capitol and Teutonia shooting


In December 2015, Trevon was readmitted to Froedtert so a nerve stimulator could be installed. But the complaint indicates that machine malfunctioned on January 31st — and he was admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital. Trevon Harris died a couple of days later.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Trevon Harris and determined his death was the result of a “complication of remote penetrating gunshot wound of head and neck.” The doctor conducting the autopsy ruled the manner of death to be homicide.

A witness in the case told investigators David Harris was the trigger man in this case. He was apparently “looking to retaliate against Trevon.” Apparently “David Harris had been involved in a shootout with other people that resulted in David Harris’ younger sister getting shot.”

If convicted, Harris faces up to 60 years in prison.

1 Comment

  • De Troit

    Wonder if he voted democrap in the last election. Hard time should remove that smirk off this face.

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