Man seated in van fatally shoots passerby outside District 6 police station, turns himself in

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MILWAUKEE -- A 42-year-old man is dead following a shooting that took place outside the District 6 building near S. 27th and W. Oklahoma Avenue Thursday, August 18th. The victim has been identified as Reed Carlsen.

Milwaukee police say Carlsen became involved in an altercation with two men seated inside a van located outside District 6.

According to police, during the argument a 65-year-old Milwaukee man seated inside the van drew a handgun and shot Carlsen.

The 65-year-old man who shot the passerby and his friend walked into the district and turned themselves and the firearm into officers.

Carlsen  was transported to the hospital where he died.


No other details have been released.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.


  • null

    Taken away to the hospital….only a few steps away. In what right mind would someone pull out a gun right in front of a police station. No need to carry a gun just to carry if people do this.

    • Dianne Reed

      Milwaukee stinks, I knew the victim Reed he had his problems like everyone does but he also had a brilliant so smart and would stand and advocate if there was injustice, your comment is truly hurtful to those who knew him..he had people he thought he could trust rip him off therefore that may explain “the junk” as you say was in his possession..please don’t judge one because they are different from you…you may be the one judged next! R.I.P. Reed :(

      • Gordy McZilla

        I knew Reed, too. Brilliant mind is right. Dude was sharp. And he absolutely did not deserve this. He leaves behind a family, friends, and a son. I hope he’s at peace.

      • Kev

        He was also mentally deranged. He was stalking one of my lady friends and threatened to come to her house and came to her job harassing her several times. Sounds like he had it coming.

  • Alannah Bull

    Wow. I knew Reed personally and he was working through his issues. He was a sweet guy who cared about others deeply. I am so sad to hear about this story. Rest In Peace Reed. You are free from the suffering of this world now.

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