Authorities ask for help identifying suspect who shot at car on Highway 145 and 76th

Updated: 2:42 p.m. on September 24, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in a shots fired incident Monday afternoon.

Police say the victim called to report the shooting when he got his place of employment in Washington County. 

A deputy met with the victim and found two bullet holes in the passenger side of the victim's car.

The victim said he was driving northbound on Highway 145 in the center lane, when a two-toned blue and purple Chevrolet Impala or Malibu cut him off and forced him into the right distress lane. He said he sped up and got into the middle lane, where he and the suspect began to argue out of the window of their vehicles. The victim said he moved over to let the other vehicle pass, at which time he heard two gunshots.

Authorities describe the suspect as a black male, about 35 years old, weighing about 160 pounds, with a short haircut and beard described as "scruffy" or "patchy." 

The suspect was traveling with a passenger described as an adult black female with braided hair. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a blue and purple 2005-2006 Chevrolet Impala or Malibu with no license plate, missing a driver's side hub cap, and with a broken or missing Chevrolet emblem on the trunk.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 414-278-4788 and ask for the Criminal Investigation Division.


Updated: 6:41 p.m. on September 23, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- All lanes on Highway 145 have now reopened.


Posted: 5:31 p.m. on September 23, 2019

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of shots fired on Highway 145 and 76th Street. 

There are no injuries. 

All lanes northbound on Highway 145  are closed, and traffic is being diverted off of the highway.

There are no further details available at this time.

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