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Milwaukee County Sheriff's Detectives arrest suspect who fired shots at another car

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Detectives, in conjunction with the US Marshals Service Task Force, made an arrest earlier this week of the suspect who fired shots at another car  on city streets, pursued the car on I-43 and back onto city streets, where the victim’s vehicle crashed.

Initially, the distraught victim reported that the shooting occurred on the freeway, but witnesses indicated later that the shooting and ramming of the vehicle occurred near 6th and Brown Streets.

The suspect, who was known to the victim, was identified as 21-year-old Milwaukee man Lajarius Pilcher. He was positively identified through the investigation, victim statements and interviews. Several weapons were found during the search.

The District Attorney’s Office issued charges on two felony counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety. Because Pilcher committed these offenses while using a dangerous weapon, the maximum term of imprisonment of 25 years can be increased by another ten years.

Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt said, “Violent behavior in Milwaukee County will not be tolerated. I applaud Sheriff's Office detectives, US Marshals Task Force, and the District Attorney's office who doggedly pursued the leads until a suspect was arrested.”

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