MPD: Arrest made after minor crash led to fatal shooting near 51st and Capitol


MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police confirmed for FOX6 News Monday, Sept. 2 an arrest was made in connection with a fatal shooting near 51st and Capitol on Friday, Aug. 30.

Police said a 46-year-old woman was killed after a minor crash turned violent around 5:15 p.m. The victim, who was a passenger in the vehicle that was hit, got out and confronted the driver of the striking vehicle. Words were exchanged, and police said the driver of the striking vehicle pulled out a firearm and shot the passenger of the vehicle that was hit.

The shooter fled the scene, and witnesses drove the victim to a hospital. Life-saving measures were performed, but she died as a result of her injuries.

Witness to road rage shooting near 51st and CapitolA worker at the nail salon across the street said she heard the gunshot, and looked out the window to see the woman clutching her chest. She said the woman struggled until help arrived, and sadly, she didn't survive.

The woman, who did not want to provide her name, works at Capitol Nails, with a birds eye view of the intersection.

Nail salon near 51st and Capitol"I think that's fireworks," she said. "Only one shot, you know? Like, 'Pow.' Like that. Looking outside, we saw her walking, holding her chest. We looked out there and saw the gun -- holding her chest and call for help."

Another witness rushed to help.

"People put her in the car and take her to the hospital," the nail salon employee said.

Initially, police said the shooter took off from the scene. Again, police confirmed Monday an arrest had been made, and charges could come as soon as this week.

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