Jovan Newman to stand trial in murder of Alexander Cross

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Jovan Newman

Jovan Newman

Jovan Newman

MILWAUKEE — 19-year-old Jovan Newman will face trial in the murder of Alexander Cross. 

Newman is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and bail jumping. 

Cross was shot on September 29th while playing basketball with a group at Atkinson Park in Milwaukee. Cross’ family told FOX6 News back in September, a group rushed the court and began firing their weapons.

Three other people were shot and wounded in the incident.

Witnesses later identified Newman as the gunman in this incident. The criminal complaint indicates Newman had a black semi-automatic handgun and fired between 10 and 13 shots that September evening.

Cross died at the scene.

Newman will be back in court on January 10th, where he is expected to enter a plea. If convicted of the charges, Newman faces up to 60 years in prison.

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