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Police: Man shoots, wounds teenage boy he suspected of stealing a family vehicle

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Shooting investigation near 81st & Florist in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are investigating a shooting that happened just west of 76th and Florist on the city’s northwest side on Monday, December 19th.

Officials say a 14-year-old boy from Milwaukee was inside of a stolen vehicle. The suspect, a 26-year-old Milwaukee man, recognized the stolen vehicle as belonging to a family member and attempted to take back the vehicle. As he did so, the 14-year-old was shot.

The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment of a serious injury.

The suspect remained on scene and was arrested by police without incident.

Shooting investigation near 81st & Florist in Milwaukee

Shooting investigation near 81st & Florist in Milwaukee

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  • Metal Maniac

    Hey kids! If you like to steal cars the chance that you will get shot increases 100 times!

    MPD is a joke, they don’t do their job so citizens have to.

    • Lizzy

      MPD is not a joke. Their hands are tied by their chief, mayor, and good for nothing DA. Ask the officers why they can’t do anything to stop these car thefts. Believe me, it’s not their choice. No pursuit policy. Fear of being charged if they actually have to use deadly force. You, as a citizen should try to change this. Stand up to those making the decisions for the city. Aldermen, mayor, chief, DA…nothing will change unless they allow it. Put the power back into the hands of the officers. Right now, they have none.

  • Itsabouttime

    Oh well punks that’s what you get when steal other people’s property. Done hearing about this crap everyday. Get your punk a**es outside and do some shoveling around the neighborhood. Grow-up

  • Kyla

    No that boy deserves everything he got! I Have been a victim 2xs!! Just got my car back yesterday…. these little punks need to know it’s not ok to steal!

  • confused

    Why arrest the man? Arrest the 14 year old. Make the 14 year old tell who was involved and arrest those as well. No breaks no deals. Steal a car go directly to jail. No little bracelet, no mom and dad or granny sitting you, Folks need to take back the streets and that means their stolen property.


    You idiots are everything that is wrong with the world…If he shot him just because he stole the car….he needs to be charged for shooting that 14 year old…
    So why don’t we just go full vigilante and shoot everyone we catch using or selling meth, heroin or coke….
    You probably wouldn’t want that because some of you or your family are users….. IDIOTS!!!!

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