MPD: Person of interest in custody after 1 killed, 2 injured in Saturday shooting and car crash near 37th and Locust

MPD: Person of interest in custody after 1 killed, 2 injured in Saturday shooting and car crash near 37th and Locust

Updated 10:30 p.m. April 3, 2019

UPDATE: MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --The Milwaukee Police Department says they have a person of interest in custody following a shooting and deadly crash Saturday afternoon. 

According to court documents, around 2:13 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, the Milwaukee Police Department started receiving 911 calls regarding a shooting and crash near 37th and Locust. 

When officers arrived, they found a Hyundai Genesis that was unoccupied with the frontal airbags deployed and a Buick Lacrosse that had "catastrophic damage."

Several parked cars on the block were also hit by both the Hyundai and Buick. 

Officers determined the driver of the Buick had been ejected during the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A second man was found inside of the Buick. He was shot in his right shoulder, had a broken jaw, and a broken leg. According to court documents, the man refused to answer questions about the shooting. 

A woman was also found inside of the Buick. She had severe head trauma and a broken clavicle and was transported to Froedtert Hospital. 

According to the court documents, the woman was pregnant, however her unborn child did not survive the crash. Officers were told that she is paralyzed from the waist down. 

Officers determined the entire incident started in the 2200 block of North 37th Street, where several shots were fired. 

A witness showed police her doorbell camera that captured video around 2:11 p.m., a few minutes before the crash, with a Buick traveling north on North 37th Street and three seconds later, the Hyundai is seen driving north. Once the vehicles are no longer visible in the camera, nine gunshots can be heard. 

According to the court documents, a detective interviewed a witness who did not see the crash, but went outside after hearing the crash and recorded the aftermath. 

The witness said as people were trying to remove people who were trapped inside the Buick, a man approached the vehicle and yelled inside indicating that he told the person inside he would shoot him. A detective watched the recording and heard the suspect say, "I told you we was going to get you."

The Milwaukee Police Department says they are still investigating what led up to the incident and that they continue to seek suspects. 


One person is dead and two are injured after a shooting and car crash on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday afternoon. 

During the preliminary investigation, the Milwaukee Police found that there was a vehicle chase and gunshots were fired from one vehicle into another, causing the second vehicle to crash into a tree at N 37th and W Locust Streets around 2:15 PM.

According to the Milwaukee Police, the driver of the second vehicle, a 42-year-old man, was thrown from the vehicle when it crashed into the tree.  He died at the scene.

A 41-year-old man who was the front seat passenger in the car was hit by the gunfire, receiving a serious gunshot wound.  He and and the back seat passenger, a 28-year-old woman who received serious injuries in the crash, were taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment 

Milwaukee Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and are seeking suspects and a motive for the shooting.

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