Arrest made in George Webb cook murder

21 year old restaurant worker fatally shot

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by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Police say they have made an arrest in the early Friday morning shooting that left a George Webb restaurant cook dead.

It was around 2 a.m. when a group of unruly customers was asked to leave the eatery not too far from the UW Milwaukee campus.

When the waitress couldn't handle the group on her own, a 21 year old cook came to her aid and got the disorderly patrons to leave.

One of those patrons returned a short time later with a gun and shot the cook in the chest. He died at the scene.

Based on surveillance and interviews with witnesses, police developed a suspect quickly.  They say he has a criminal record.

Within hours of reporting that they had a name for the suspect, then came word that they had him in custody.

This is the MPD statement:

 

 "The Milwaukee Police Department has arrested the 28-year-old male suspect believed to responsible for the homicide that happened shortly before 2 a.m. today in the 2900 block of N. Oakland.  The suspect was arrested tonight in a home on Milwaukee's north side.
 
The victim of the homicide is identified as Reginald T. Evans (B/M 02-14-92)."

 

George Webb issued a statement expressing its condolences for the victim's family. It has not indicated when the restaurant would open again.

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