MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee police have issued an update on a fatal shooting that occurred during an attempted armed robbery early Monday morning, September 1st. Police say a 15-year-old boy, whom they describe as a known gang member, was shot and killed at 2nd and National.
Police say the 15-year-old boy had previously been arrested for armed robbery, auto theft, fleeing and theft.
Police say he was a victim in a non-fatal shooting that occurred on August 1st in the 3100 block of N. 55th Street.
A 30-year-old West Allis man was taken into custody Monday for shooting the 15-year-old boy. He has been released -- but ordered in to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office on a future date.
Police say they have arrested five additional suspects believed to be part of a group responsible for "dozens" of Milwaukee-area robberies committed over a three-day period -- including the 2nd and National attempted armed robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting.
The suspects arrested by police are: two 14-year-old boys, a 16-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, and an 18-year-old man.
Police records show two of the teenagers were arrested about two hours after the shooting -- near a McDonald's at 1st and Pierce.
Police say this is a "very active" investigation, that will be presented to the District Attorney's Office in the coming days.