Medical examiner IDs man in murder-suicide on Milwaukee's east side

NOW: Medical examiner IDs man in murder-suicide on Milwaukee’s east side

Updated: 10:41 a.m. on June 15, 2021 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 25-year-old man who shot a 21-year-old woman on the city's east side Saturday, June 12. 

Officials say Ricardo Flecha shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself. 


Updated: 10:24 p.m. on June 12, 2021

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Milwaukee police say a 25-year-old man shot a 21-year-old woman on the city's east side Saturday, June 12.

Police say the man then fatally shot himself. It happened at Farwell and Lafayette.

The woman is in critical condition. 

CBS 58 talked to people who described the scene. One neighbor says he was getting out of his car when he heard multiple gunshots. He saw people running to get away from the scene. He says two people were lying in the street. Police tried CPR on one of the victims. The man says a child was in the streets with one officer, and another officer was holding a baby.

“It’s disturbing I have an eight year old son here and we have to have a conversation about what happened," the neighbor told CBS 58. "This is a great neighborhood. We get a lot of pedestrian traffic, a lot of vehicular traffic from other areas, people going down to the lake. The car was involved in an accident prior to the shooting so I don’t know if that was a road rage issue or someone was chasing them down for some other reason."


Published: 7:06 p.m. on June 12, 2021 

MIWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee police are investigating a fatal double-shooting at Farwell and Lafayette Saturday night, June 12.

Police say the victim, a 21-year-old Milwaukee woman, sustained life-threatening gunshot injuries.

She was taken to a local hospital and is in critical condition.

The suspect, a 25-year-old Milwaukee man, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on scene.

The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation

Anyone with any information or was a witness to this incident is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous.


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