Milwaukee officials: 4 killed in apparent murder-suicide near 49th and Oklahoma identified

Milwaukee officials: 4 killed in apparent murder-suicide near 49th and Oklahoma identified

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Updated: 2:36 p.m. on Dec. 9 , 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office released the names of the victims involved in what's believed to be a murder-suicide on Milwaukee's south side. 

The victims are: 

  • Kevin James Becker-Wilhelm, 7-year-old boy 
  • Jason Wilhelm, 42-year-old man
  • Fredrick Holmes, 49-year-old man
  • Jeazell Woodruff, 54-year-old woman 

The suspected shooter, identified as 49-year-old Fredrick Holmes, lived with 54-year-old Jeazell Woodruff in the downstairs unit. 

The other two victims lived in the upstairs unit of the home. 

The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation. 


Published: 1:22 p.m. on Dec. 8, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Four people were found dead inside a home near 49th and Oklahoma in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Dec. 8.

According to police, officers entered a home and found four deceased individuals that suffered fatal gunshot injuries. 

Officials believe one of the deceased individuals killed the victims and then died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The deceased are three adults and one juvenile. 

"There is not a woman or a child or a man that should be worried about being harmed by someone, especially someone that they know, someone that they love," City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Arnitta Holliman said.

People living in this neighborhood are shocked to see this happened so close to where they live.

"It caught me off guard. I was on my way home, planning to ride down the street and everything is blocked off," Devon Buie said. "I never thought something like this would happen, at least in this part of the city."

Another neighbor said he didn't hear or see anything strange recently.

"You don’t think it's going to happen to you, in your neighborhood. So, it's a very quiet neighborhood, lots of great people, and I lived here for 34 years, and I've never seen anything even remotely like this," Charlie Radtke said.

The investigation is active and ongoing. At this time, there is no active threat to the public.

If you have any information regarding this incident please call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous contact, Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 tips app.

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

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