MILWAUKEE -- Hakeem Tucker, the suspect in the January 3rd homicide of Stephanie Jones, was arrested on Thursday, January 5th by four officers from Milwaukee Police Department District 7.
The officers involved in this arrest include:
- Evan Domine, 3.5 years of service
- Omarlo Phillips, just under 8 years of service
- Andrew Schnell, 2 years of service
- Richard Voden, 4 years of service
In a news conference held on Friday afternoon, January 6th, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said four officers on patrol in two separate squads noticed a vehicle near 72nd and Capitol Dr. that was wanted in connection with a homicide. The officers approached the vehicle with two subject inside around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday.
One officer detained the person who was driving the vehicle. Officers noticed Hakeem Tucker was in the passenger seat of the vehicle. An officer got Tucker out of the vehicle and began patting him down.
"When I went hands down to make sure he didn't have any weapons he moved a little bit, and I told him keep his hands where I could keep them next thing I know there is a gun coming over his shoulder," said Milwaukee Police Officer Evan Domine.
After refusing commands to show his hands, Tucker produced a fully-loaded pistol.
"He aimed this pistol over his shoulder at the officers and was heard to say, 'Shoot me, shoot me," Chief Flynn said.
One of the officers took control of Tucker's hand and twisted the firearm out of his hand. Tucker attempted to flee on foot. But the officers prevented him from doing so -- and took him into custody.
"It was just reactionary to grab it right away because I didn't have my gun out at the time and I was between all my partners from if they needed to use deadly force which... grabbing it was the first thing that came into my mind," said Officer Domine.
"I am here to present them with some Challenge Coins and extend to them my appreciation for exhibiting so conspicuously our core values, particularly courage and restraint under very dynamic and stressful circumstances," Flynn said.
"I was amazed and impressed with the professionalism of the four men standing behind me," said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. "I'm here today to say thank you to each and every one of you for your valor, for your courage, for your professionalism, and for your restraint."
Jones was shot and killed inside her home near 41st and North Ave. on January 3rd. Jones' father, age 54, was also wounded in the shooting.
Tucker is the ex-boyfriend of Jones and the father of her child.
Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.