One bad look causes fatal shooting near 76th St. and Winfield Ave.
MILWAUKEE -- 27-year-old Randell Thompson is charged with First Degree Reckless Homicide after allegedly shooting and killing Kennan Payne. Witnesses say Payne and Thompson were engaged in a fist fight at a gas station near N. 76th St. and W. Winfield Ave.
According to the criminal complaint, Payne walked to a gas station with two other people. One of those friends told police they heard music, but couldn't figure out which vehicle the music was coming from. That same friend says as they walked he was looking at one car, and the man in the truck next to the car asked what they were looking at.
The complaint said Payne's friend told Thompson they didn't want his car. That friend says Thompson said something, but they couldn't hear it over the music. The friend says that's when Thompson got out of his truck and punched Payne. Thompson's friend pointed a hand gun at two of the friends while Payne and Thompson were fighting.
Witnesses say Payne's friends separated the two, and forced Payne to leave the gas station's property. One man told police an SUV left the gas station heading in the same direction that Payne and his friends were walking.
One of Payne's friends said they saw someone with a silver hand gun drive by them and fire off two or three shots. Witnesses say Payne had no pulse by the time Milwaukee police arrived on the scene.
Thompson is charged with first degree reckless homicide and possess of a firearm by a felon. If convicted of both charges, Thompson will face up to 70 years in prison.