MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man has been charged in connection with a shooting that unfolded during an armed robbery on Friday evening, March 1.
Santonio Barksdale, 22, of Milwaukee faces one count of armed robbery and one count of first degree recklessly endangering safety.
According to a criminal complaint, on that Friday evening around 7 p.m., officers responded to the Multani Food Market near 19th and Hampton for a shooting.
The 25-year-old victim identified Barksdale via a photo array, and said Barksdale entered the store, armed with a black handgun. Barksdale then said, "Give me all the money" before shooting the victim one time in the right leg. Barksdale then entered the "cash register room" through a door which was temporarily unlocked.
The victim said he gave Barksdale the money from the register, and Barksdale asked, "Where is the safe?" When the victim replied there was a safe, he said Barksdale shot him in the left leg.
Barksdale made his initial appearance in court on Wednesday, March 6. Probable cause was found for further proceedings. Cash bond was set at $50,000, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 13.
Online court records show Barksdale has an open case filed in January 2018 in which he was charged with misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments) and misdemeanor disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments, use of a dangerous weapon). A bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court on Feb. 28. He appeared in court in that case on Wednesday as well. Cash bond was set at $1,000. A jury trial was scheduled for April 1.