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14-year-old boy arrested in shooting death of 40-year-old man near 10th & Lincoln

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday, January 5th near 10th and Lincoln.

Police say 40-year-old Michael Schafrik was shot and killed during an altercation.

The alleged shooter, a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy, was arrested as were another 14-year-old boy and a 33-year-old woman.

It’s believed an argument between the victim’s group and the suspect’s group preceded the shooting.

Orlando Pacheco witnessed this shooting, which happened around 4:30 p.m.

"We just came from here, and I live right around the corner. And then we came back, and we seen all this stuff. Like, 'oh, my God!' I was like, 'dang! I think it was gunshots!' There was a lot of running around and people looking around to see what`s going on. It's stupid. Why would an argument lead to killing somebody? People these days are not caring about anybody these days. They're not, you know?" Pacheco said.

MPD continues to investigate and will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.


This is the second homicide in the city of Milwaukee in 2016.

The first homicide in 2016 came Sunday, January 3rd. 45-year-old Deondrick Byrd was shot and killed near 6th and Wright.


  • 0311 USMC Grunt

    Do you think Milwaukee has dangerous teens running around, stop and search everyone under the age of 18, save a life.

    • molon labe

      I expect more from this adult. He should know better than to go around shooting at things. Who is responsible for bringing a child up like this? Who promoted that acting like this is ok? Your parents should be ashamed of themselves for failing to raise a respectful young man. Do the right thing, not the wrong thing. I wish we could get away from this thug raising thug paradigm.

  • Reasonless

    Don’t forget to Photoshop that graduation gown and cap onto him.
    “He was really turning his life around.”

  • Antonio

    Is it me or do these 1st and 2nd homicide of the year stories come off as exciting to anyone that covers media in Milwaukee??? I mean that probably isn’t the intention but that’s how myself and at least 13 other people in the conversation agreed that it seems like… Just curious…

  • al

    He’s a murderer. . Hopefully he will get life in prison and someone will take care of him. . Worthless punk.
    This man’s poor family.
    The other kid and the lady that was with him should be arrested to. Low life’s

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