FBI: $10,000 reward offered in shooting death of pregnant woman on Milwaukee party bus
Annie Sandifer, 33, was shot while on a party bus that was parked outside of Gene's Supper Club around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 1. Sandifer was 26 weeks pregnant. The bus she was on brought her to St. Joseph's Hospital where she died.
"This homicide tears at the heart strings of us all," said Milwaukee Police Captain Willie Murphy.
Doctors performed a C-section and were able to save the baby. His name is Lorenz, and MPD says he is currently in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Police say a good Samaritan also helped save the baby's life. That person got on the bus after the shooting and performed CPS on Sandifer. Police would like to speak to that person.
Officials are also hoping to speak with anyone who was there around the time of the shooting. Police say they know from video there were many people outside and many people passing by.
"While we have interviewed some citizens and obtained some video, we need help, we need the public’s help with this one," said Captain Thomas Casper.
ASAC Botsch and SSA Soule (far left & right in photo) joined MPD Chief Alfonso Morales, seeking information in the fatal shooting of Annie Sandifer near 60th & Congress on 2/1. She was pregnant and died, baby survived. #FBI is offering a $10,000 REWARD: Call 414-276-4684 pic.twitter.com/FIQS5tz759
ASAC Botsch and SSA Soule (far left & right in photo) joined MPD Chief Alfonso Morales, seeking information in the fatal shooting of Annie Sandifer near 60th & Congress on 2/1. She was pregnant and died, baby survived. #FBI is offering a $10,000 REWARD: Call 414-276-4684 pic.twitter.com/FIQS5tz759— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) February 10, 2020
— FBI Milwaukee (@FBIMilwaukee) February 10, 2020
According to MPD, a silver, four-door sedan was driving southbound on North 60th Street, when five to six rounds were fired from the sunroof. Police do not believe the bus or anyone on the bus were the intended targets.
“I know that everyone watching is as disgusted as I am with these senseless deaths I plea for anyone with information that can come forward and help us," said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales.
MPD says an officer that stayed with the baby after the shooting started a fundraiser for the baby and Sandifer's other children. They have been seeking donations for both baby supplies and new or used toys for kids up to age 10.
"Realizing that Mr. Sandifer and the children were left without a wife and mother, she felt compelled to ask members of the Milwaukee police department to give donations to show our compassion and our support for this family," said Captain Murphy.
Donations can be brought to District 7 at 3626 Fond du Lac Avenue.
Anyone with information about what happened on Feb. 1 is asked to contact police.