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4 arrested for firing guns near 20th and Center; another suspect on the run for shooting at officers

Updated: 7:30 p.m. on June 7, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Formal charges were filed against four men accused of firing guns near 20th and Center on Tuesday, June 2. A fifth suspect, who police say shot a gun at officers, is still on the run. 

Solomon Austin III, 41, was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. If found guilty, Austin could face up to 10 years in prison and fined up to $25,000.

Donte L. Gladney, 34, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. If found guilty, Gladney could face up to 21 years, 6 months in prison and fined up to $70,000.

Nathan Haynes was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by an out-of-state felon and one count of endangering safety by use of dangerous weapon. If found guilty, Haynes could face up to 10 years, 9 months in prison and fined up to $35,000.

Willie E. Pirtle Jr., 41 was charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of obstructing an officer, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, three counts of felony bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping. If found guilty, Pirtle could face up 30 years, 3 months in prison and fined up to $85,000.

Milwaukee police continues to seek an unknown suspect who fired shots at officers. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

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Published: 3:45 p.m. on June 3, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Four suspects were arrested after police say they were firing guns near 20th and Center Tuesday night, June 2. A fifth suspect, police say, was firing a gun in the direction of officers. 

Police said around 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a ShotSpotter call near 20th and Center around 9:15 p.m. As officers approached the area, they heard more shots and encountered a man shooting a gun in their direction. One officer returned fire.

The suspect fled and has not yet been taken into custody. 

Four suspects who were firing shots in the air were arrested. Officers recovered several guns and over 60 casings from the scene. No officers were injured and at this time, there are no reports of injuries related to this incident.

Milwaukee police arrested two 41-year-old men, a 49-year-old man and a 34-year-old man in connection to the incident. Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the upcoming days. Milwaukee police continues to seek the unknown suspect who fired shots at officers.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

 

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