GLENDALE — A 25-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 28 in connection with a fatal shooting that happened in the U.S. Bank parking lot near Bayshore Sunday, Jan. 26.
Family identified the man shot and killed as Daniel Colon Jr.
Glendale police responded to the parking lot where Colon, 30, was found dead around 8:30 a.m. Sunday — while most businesses were still closed.
On Monday, Jan. 27, as loved ones worked to wrap their heads around why someone would kill Colon, they said the young man left behind a son and daughter. They tied balloons in his memory at the scene where they said he took his last breath.
“I’m feeling not too good, but I have to be strong,” said Daniel Colon, father of the victim. “I’m not feeling too good. That was my son. I love my son.”
“I don’t really know what’s going on,” said Steven Nieves, uncle of victim. “I’m trying to figure out still what really happened.”
“He was like my brother, and to lay like this, the guy who do this, he didn’t have to do that,” said Nathaniel Velazquez, friend of the victim.
“I hope they catch the guy, whoever did this because it’s not right,” said Nieves. “He was only 30 years old, and he ain’t have to die like that.”
Police said initially the shooter and victim knew each other, and there was no danger to the public.
Business resumed as usual at Bayshore and the surrounding area by Sunday afternoon.
A Bayshore spokeswoman issued this statement to FOX6 Sunday:
“The safety of our guests is our number one priority. We are deeply saddened by the incident that took place on the property early this morning. Our prayers are with everyone involved. We are working closely with the Glendale Police Department to aid them in their investigation.”