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Police: One dead following workplace shooting near 4th & Court

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MILWAUKEE -- One person is dead after gunfire erupts in the workplace following an argument between two employees. The shooting happened at about 7:10 a.m. on Friday, April 1st in a workplace near N. 4th and Court Streets.

Workplace shooting at 4th & Court, Milwaukee

Workplace shooting at 4th & Court, Milwaukee

On the outside it seems that it's business as usual at the Transit Express located on Cherry Street. All of the crime tape has been removed, but just hours earlier everything was at a standstill as police investigated why an employee was gunned down.

It seems that's something loved ones will never understand.

"I think this is a prime example of where irresponsible people who have too much power at easy access. It's just sad," said Dareen Jordan, victim's nephew.

With pain in his heart, Dareen Jordan struggles to understand why his uncle's life was taken early Friday morning.

"I'm at a loss for words," said Jordan.

Workplace shooting at 4th & Court, Milwaukee

Workplace shooting at 4th & Court, Milwaukee

Authorities say a 35-year-old suspect produced a pistol and shot a 67-year-old victim. The victim, identified as Odyssus Henry, died at the scene.

Employees tell FOX6 News, the victim was done with his shift from the night prior and came back to the facility to retrieve something he left behind when the suspect who was on duty shot him during an argument.

"The man that has been taken from us, was a man's man. Other men respect him, look up to him, grew up behind him," said Jordan.

Loved ones are now mourning a man who was known for his leadership, sense of caring and work ethic.

"There for years, he has a military background. He's just an all-around positive role model to look up to," Jordan said.

Family and friends say it was a tragic end to a situation that didn't have to escalate to gunfire.4th and Court2

"We as people, all people no matter what race here that live in the inner city, we all just need to think before we make that life-changing decision. Just think," said Jordan.

Police say the 35-year-old suspect did remain at the scene and is in custody.4th and Court

FOX6 News is told the victim and suspect were longtime employees of the business.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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14 comments

    • Chrisco

      The one that does not even follow what libertarians stand for. They are pro 2nd amendment and concealed carry. He is an idiot.

    • Libertarian

      Oh no I never leave any job unfinished. You see were here to get guns banned in America and I know we will succeed in doing that. Especially after the November election when Bernie and Hillary are sworn into oath. This country will be gun free and people will be free to go anywhere in America without the fear of a gun being aimed at them. Let me lay out our plan for you and your chronies. Number one get the guns out of here. Two shut down the evil N.R.A. Three open all the boarders and ease any restrictions on immigrants who would like to come here and propsper like you. Fourth build a strong government rewrite the constitution voiding the second amendment.

  • A yooper

    Guns in the right hands are awesome. Somehow brainless idiots get them and look at results. My guns have never hurt anyone. They are safely in their locked locker waiting to go to the gun club or woods for deer hunting. Guns will never be banned!!!!

    • Loyalwi

      you might as well expand that thought right on the white guys too that would be much more profitable for our state but you’ve known better..

  • Rev. KCJ

    I am praying for the family and all who were directly affected due to this crime. I hope that people get the real message to all of this.

  • Wardell Mobley

    Right, Because white men never commit gun crimes. No white man has ever walk into a church, elementary school, movie theater, college campus or work place and killed some one. They are the only safe gun owner’s.

    • Zantonio Peters

      that’s a lie because a few years ago this white man went to a Connecticut school and shot up the whole dam thing and kids look it up

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