Man fatally shot near Marquette University identified as Purcell Pearson

Purcell Pearson credit: Damon Jay Photography

Updated: 02/07/2021 5:50 PM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee police have identified Purcell Pearson, 22, as the victim who was fatally shot near 22nd and Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Police say the homicide occurred at 12:23 p.m.

Suspects in a vehicle fired shots at Pearson, striking him. 

Pearson died from his injuries.

Milwaukee City Attorney Tearman Spencer said Pearson graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2020, and was a young aspiring entrepreneur. 

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

Milwaukee police continue to seek unknown suspects.

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


Updated: 02/07/2021 10:10 AM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee police are investigating a homicide that occurred near 22nd and Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Police say it happened at 12:23 p.m.

Suspects in a vehicle fired shots at a 22-year-old Milwaukee man, striking him. 

The victim died from his injuries.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting are under investigation.

Milwaukee police continue to seek unknown suspects.

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


Published: 02/06/2021 01:35 PM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Medical Examiner confirmed to CBS 58 they were called to the area of 23rd and Wisconsin for a fatal shooting Saturday, Feb. 6. 

Milwaukee police say the victim is a man in his early 20's.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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