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“One day you’re with somebody, one day you’re not:” Man gunned down outside restaurant

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that happened in the 2600 block of W. Fond du Lac Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22nd.

According to police, 30-year-old Jimmy Nash was shot while standing outside of a restaurant during circumstances that remain under investigation.

Nash died at the scene.

Jimmy Nash

Jimmy Nash

Nash's family members and friends are in shock and disbelief after hearing their loved one was gunned down.

“I just can’t believe it you know,” said one of Nash’s friends, Dedric Stringer.

They are remembering him as a good father, and a talented artist. They said he was a local rapper, often performing around town.

“Always had a smile on his face; loved the music,” said his cousin Jerome Caldwell.

“He was trying to do something with himself. He was a father. He has a little daughter. We`ve been working together trying to get ourselves together,” said Stringer.

Police say Nash was outside Fryerz restaurant on the corner of 27th and Fond Du Lac when he was shot.

“I mean, we heard about it but it’s still not real to me,” said Stringer.

Stringer and two other friends had to go to the scene to see for themselves. They were not there Tuesday night during the shooting, but one woman, who didn’t want to be identified, was there with her boyfriend.

“As soon as I backed away from the door, that's when I heard the five or six shots. He ran in and was holding his left side and that's when he said 'I was shot.' He bumped into the chair, the gumball machine and he went down," the woman said.

The woman says her boyfriend started CPR as she sat next to him.

“I was holding his hand saying 'stay with us. Stay with us,'" the woman said.

Nash was pronounced dead at the scene.

“People are just losing their lives for nothing. How are you just going to lose your life just going to get something to eat?” said Caldwell.

The shock is now turning to frustration for Nash’s family and friends as they struggle to make sense of a senseless crime.

“One day you're with somebody, one day you're not. That`s got to be like the worst feeling ever,” said Stringer.

Police are still searching for motive and no arrests have been made.

The family is requesting any assistance they can receive from the community.

Click here to make a donation to the account set up in Nash's honor.


Police are investigating a separate overnight shooting that occurred just before 2:30 a.m. near 35th and Vliet.

Police say a man was shot multiple times -- but he is expected to survive.

No one has been arrested.


  • Hooptie Pete

    Whoa whoa whoa, I thought crime was down, gangs weren’t a problem and everything was so good in Milwaukee.

  • Mr. Scooba Stevo

    Not only the reason I don’t eat there either … but service is rude … slow … and Im worried always about cleanliness.

  • Paul

    Of course nobody ‘knows’ anything and will not talk. The circumstances remain under investigation because no one wants to talk to the police.

    • Anita Delgado

      How the hell can people witness anything, say anything, when the police/ the courts give the criminal witnesses contact information…. NO ONE CAN TALK, WITHOUT DYING

  • Mallory

    This is literally across the street from a little library that is very popular with young families, kids, and teens. TheCenter Street Library lies between the school where Sierra Guyton was shot and the intersection where this Fryerz is located. (Just to give some on the street perspective.)

  • michelle

    blame Scott Walker on all the shootings cuz he released at all think about carrying a gunif he would never have them sign a paper for them guns we wouldn’t have these problems

    • Cynthia

      Your comment is hard to follow, but it sounds like you are blaming Scott Walker for the murders by gun in Milwaukee. It also sounds like you are saying that open and/or concealed carry is related to the large number of homicides in Milwaukee. Im not sure what information you are baeing this on. To date, I have not read any stats stating that those who hav committed murder here also had concealed carry permits. In fact, im pretty sure most of them did not have the legal right to carry a gun, or did not obtwin their guns legally. Perhaps if you could share your sources…? Otherwise, it would appear that there is no law that forced anyoneto murder this year, and that Scott Walker is bot responsible for the devastating increase in crime in our city.

  • Cynthia

    First I would like to say R.I.P. second I would like to say why does the family of a victim who has been killed always ask the community for help with the funeral? Some of these people who were killed be all on facebook flashing money but the family needs help. Sometimes I really think these families be pocketing the money that people donate.

    • Keys

      This is my cousin and non of his family is on Facebook Flashing money. Where asking for help because We need the help.

  • Cynthia

    Triplea and Mick… Could the two of you please be quiet or form some private chat area where you can compare respective egos? Some of us are actually trying to work on this issue. Thanks.

  • Aliyah

    We just went there and had a little rally yesterday in the same spot he got shot at cause my new house is over there

    • Mike Johnson

      the guns are banned to the young black men since most of them are already felons but it doesnt stop them nothing will stop them hasnt anybody realized this

  • Hateracistppl

    U sure a racist white cop didnt kill this unarmed black man? I wouldn’t be 😱 suprised

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