“Unbelievable:” 14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

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WEST ALLIS -- A 14-year-old boy was arrested Sunday, February 12th in connection with a double shooting/homicide that happened at a home in West Allis.

It all began around 10:00 a.m. at a home near 89th and Becher.

Police said a 19-year-old man from West Allis was shot and killed, and a 17-year-old boy from West Allis was hurt -- and taken to a hospital.

The 14-year-old was arrested around 2:00 p.m. at his home near 84th and Beloit after a standoff. Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies surrounded the home with guns drawn.

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

"You can see just police barricading the whole neighborhood over here," Chris Paul, owner of Capri Italian Restaurant said.

During the standoff, Jennifer Mattson was worried about her friends who live in the home that was surrounded by law enforcement.

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

Homicide in West Allis

"This is crazy!  Unbelievable.  Like, wow! Thank God the baby is OK, and the mom's OK!" Mattson said.

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

FOX6's cameras captured a woman carrying an infant from the suspect`s home to the church next door. Two others also exited the home. Police said detectives were interviewing all of these individuals -- but they are not considered suspects.

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

Police said the 14-year-old murder suspect eventually came out of the home with his hands in the air.

The shooting happened next door to Ken Rappette's home.

14-year-old in custody after shooting in West Allis; 1 dead, 1 hurt

"We saw someone pulled out on a gurney. He was...blood from top to bottom. It's terribly frightening, to tell you the honest to God truth," Rappette said.

The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

Police said this investigation is "active and ongoing."

Homicide in West Allis

13 comments

  • A dad and husband

    I knew these kids. They were good kids. I had not seen them in a while, however I know they moved away from the miller valley area to escape the way that neighborhood was getting to be. Under no conceivable circumstance do I see them deserving of this horror. They were not criminals.

  • FOX6 IS FULL OF CRYBABY LIBERAL BIGOTS

    The sad little FAUX6 libtard mods will remove any comments that don’t pander to their extreme left-wingnut viewpoints. Pretty pathetic. I will continue to re-post this and point out that no one is fooled by your liberal propaganda machine FAUX6. People who have posted the TRUTH about how downhill this neighborhood has been going have had their posts illegitimately removed by your Nazi-esque moderators.

  • samantha

    they went to my school there good kids I cant believe this happened to them if u have any questions leave a comment

    • Opinion8d

      Since they are calling this a robbery -what were the other kids robbing them of??? Xbox/PS4, electronics, drugs, ???

  • samantha

    honestly I cant belive the people that did this its sick I use to call the shooter my friend when I found out I got sick u think u know someone but please trial them as adults because honestly if u took a life u should pay!!!!!!

    • rocking aunt

      Oh Samantha. I hope you can find someone to talk to. How awful for you. Sometimes you think you know someone, and you just don’t know what’s in their head. You take care of yourself, ok?

    • FAUX6 IS LIBERAL GARBAGE

      FAUX6 deletes everything that doesn’t meet their liberal-nazi standards. In other words, they don’t want anyone knowing that liberal-run West Allis is a ghetto and is getting worse and worse every day. FAUX6 wants to brainwash you into thinking every city/town that is liberal-run is all happy and full of puppies and rainbows, ROTFL!

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