Two charged following double shooting near 20th & Mitchell
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 17-year-old Miguel Mercado and 21-year-old Gill Morales are each facing one count of first-degree reckless homicide and first-degree recklessly endangering safety in connection with a double shooting that occurred Sunday, September 8th. 19-year-old Jordan Henderson died as a result of the shooting.
According to the criminal complaint, the shooting incident occurred near S. 20th and W. Mitchell Sunday night, September 8th. Police say the shooting occurred over a stolen bicycle.
The complaint indicates that Henderson, along with his cousin, were traveling in the area of S. 20th Street and W. Mitchell when they spotted two men riding bicycles. According to the complaint, Henderson recognized one of the bicycles as one that had been stolen from his residence several weeks prior.
After recognizing the bicycle, Henderson made a u-turn and drove towards to the two men with the intent to confront them. During that time, the two individuals on the bikes, later identified as Morales and Mercado, stopped — and Morales allegedly pulled out a revolver and began firing shots towards the vehicle.
The complaint indicates that Morales fired the revolver three to four times. As a result of the shooting, Henderson sustained a gunshot wound to the head and his cousin sustained a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. Police say Henderson was found dead in the driver’s seat of a car.
If convicted on all counts, Mercado and Morales could face up to $25,000 in fines and 72 years in prison.