Milwaukee man accused of shooting mother of his child in the face

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by Jesse Tovar

MILWAUKEE -- 26-year-old Juan Mercado is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting the mother of his child in the face after a night of drinking.

According to the criminal complaint, Mercado arrived at the apartment of Samantha Maves, the mother of Mercado's children, after going out drinking. Maves told police she could tell Mercado was drunk when she opened the door.

The complaint says Maves turned around and started walking to her bedroom when she felt burning and saw blood coming from her face. A neighbor told police he heard a crying child and more arguing after the shot was fired.

Police report Mercado's blood alcohol concentration was .08 a few hours after the shooting occurred.

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