Charges filed: Man shot victim in head multiple times in Johnsons Park homicide
According to a criminal complaint, just before 7 p.m., the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to the park on West Fond du Lac Avenue, and located a 29-year-old man suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Life-saving measures were performed but the victim, identified by officials as David Hughes, did not survive.
Authorities interviewed a witness, who stated she had been hanging out with the victim at Johnsons Park when she noticed Charles Reddic, who she knows and identified in a photo array, running at her and the victim. The witness stated she watched Reddic come up behind the victim and shoot him in the back of the head. The witness said she was less than a foot away when it happened and stated she begged Reddic to stop.
According to the criminal complaint, the witness stated Reddic was wearing a mask at the time of the shooting, but he removed it from his face to shoot. The witness stated she believed Reddic wanted the victim to see who shot him.
Following the shooting, the witness told investigators Reddic got on one knee and started going through the victim's pockets and fanny pack. The witness said Reddic ultimately stole the fanny pack and ran from the park.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service and the Greenfield Police Department, Reddic was apprehended in early June.
Reddic has been charged with first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Reddic's bond was set at 100,000. He has a preliminary hearing set for June 21.