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Investigators: 2 charged in connection to murder of Milwaukee man

MILWAUKEE — According to online records, arrest warrants have been issued for two Milwaukee men charged in connection to a fatal shooting on the city’s north side.

Investigators say Christopher Goodvine, 39, and Antonio Young, 27, were involved in the incident that took place near 40th and Vliet on Jan. 18. Both men face the charges on the same counts as a party to a crime — one count of felony murder and one count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Antonio Young in 2015 (L) and Christopher Goodvine in 2003 (R)

According to a criminal complaint, police arrived at the scene near 40th and Vliet on Jan. 18. There, they found two shooting victims at an apartment building. The first victim sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound to the leg. He told the police of the second victim who was inside one of the apartments. The second victim had been shot twice — including a fatal shot to his chest.

Fatal shooting near 40th and Vliet

Fatal shooting near 40th and Vliet

The first victim told police that the second victim was his next-door neighbor and that the neighbor had made an arrangement with Goodvine to buy a watch. On the night of the shooting, the two men and the second victim’s cousin went to get the watch. When the three arrived at the apartment to meet Goodvine, four other men — who the first victim said he did not know — emerged and pointed guns at them.  The first victim attempted to run, the four men began shooting and he saw the second victim fall to the ground. The four men told the first victim to empty his pockets, which he did, but did not take anything. The four men and Goodvine then left the apartment, leaving the victims.

Fatal shooting near 40th and Vliet

Fatal shooting near 40th and Vliet

Police later interviewed the third man who was with the two victims at the time of the shooting. He told police things got confrontational when the men began emerging with guns. He put his hands in the air and began getting on the ground when he heard three shots. When the men left the apartment, he said he stayed with the second victim, trying to stop the bleeding, and the first victim left to get help.

The complaint also states that police interviewed a man who lives at the apartment where the shooting took place. He told police that a man — who he later identified as Young — showed up prior to the shooting, pointed a gun at him and said: “We have to handle some business and don’t come out (of his room).” He did so, and another man — who he later identified as Goodvine — later came into the room with Young before the shooting. When Goodvine and Young left the room, the man heard men talking, the confrontation ensue and the shots fired.

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