Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Milwaukee bar owner shot and killed on way home from work
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A local bar owner was killed on his way home from work. Now, his family and Milwaukee Crime Stoppers are hoping for any information that helps find the person responsible.
Connie Jackson's family says he has been a Milwaukee bar owner for more than 20 years. He owned a bar on 12th and Wright called Uncle Bo's Penthouse.
Police say he was leaving there around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, to head home like he usually did. About a block away from home, near 22nd and Melvina, officials believe Jackson started talking to someone who may have tried to rob him. Jackson drove off; the suspect fired shots at Jackson's truck and one of the bullets hit him, causing him to crash. Jackson died at the scene.
Investigators are asking anyone who may know anything about this crime to call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers with anonymous information.
"Very unusual for this to happen to him. He wasn’t engaged in any type of activity that would promote this type of incident. We believe he was just a random victim that stumbled across the suspect on his way home from work," said Lt. Justin Carloni, Milwaukee Police Department.
If you know anything about Connie Jackson's death near North 22nd and Melvina on Jan. 29, you're urged to call 414-224-TIPS or use the P3 Tips App. Remember, your call can never been traced and no one will ever know who you are. If your tip leads to an arrest, you can get cash.