Milwaukee alders: East side shooting victim was 'dedicated husband, father, and advocate' for city

Milwaukee alders: East side shooting victim was ’dedicated husband, father, and advocate’ for city

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Updated: 3:38 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa released the following joint statement Wednesday, regarding the fatal shooting of 54-year-old Jason Cleereman Tuesday evening.

"Last night near the intersection of Brady and Van Buren on the city’s east side, Jason Cleereman - a dedicated husband, father, and advocate for Milwaukee - was the victim of a senseless shooting. We can only imagine what his family is going through in this difficult time, and we send them our best as they grieve.   
Anyone who met Jason instantly knew how much he cared about his family, friends and the community. His law firm worked to support families through the immigration process, and he was never afraid to speak up on their behalf.
This loss will be felt particularly hard on the near Southside where Jason was an active resident always working to better the area for others. He was an organizer of the Walker Square Farmers Market, as well as a board member for the Southside Organizing Center, and leader within the Walker Square Neighborhood Association. He worked tirelessly in service of others, left a positive impact on those around him, and will surely be missed.
A suspect is not yet in custody and we are asking anyone with information to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App."

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Updated: 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday night, Sept. 22.

Police say it happened near Van Buren and Brady around 7:48 p.m.

Officials say the circumstances that led up to the shooting remain under investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact MPD at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.

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Posted: 8:21 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Fire Department has confirmed a death near Van Buren and Brady Street Tuesday night, Sept. 22.

A witness on scene says the victim was shot.

CBS 58 has a crew on scene, and we're working to confirm information with authorities.

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 for the latest updates on-air and online.

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