Kelvis Johnson faces attempted homicide charge

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Kelvis Johnson

Kelvis Johnson

Kelvis Johnson

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 43-year-old Kelvis Johnson faces multiple criminal charges in connection with a shooting that happened near 45th and Villard on Milwaukee’s north side on Thursday, February 21st.

Johnson was charged on Wednesday, March 6th with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, burglary and other lesser charges.

The charges stem from an incident that began when police were called to investigate a domestic violence incident.

The criminal complaint indicates Johnson was on top of his girlfriend when officers arrived at the home. Johnson apparently told the officer, “You are making me do this.” It ended when police say Johnson fired a shot at his girlfriend, wounding her. Within a moment, a Milwaukee Police sergeant shot Johnson four times, wounding him.

The criminal complaint indicates there were unfired cartridges inside of Johnson’s handgun. It appears the weapon jammed, preventing Johnson from firing more rounds.

Johnson is due in court for his preliminary hearing on Wednesday, March 13th. If convicted, Johnson faces up to 60 years in prison.

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