Man charged in shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans

NOW: Man charged in shooting death of 6-year-old Justin Evans

Updated: Tuesday, October 24 

The court set Robert Anderson's bail at more than $250,000. Justin Evans' family said they did not get the justice they wanted. 

"He should not have got a bail period. How are you going to give a murderer bail? Look how long it took police officers to catch this man. He didn't turn himself in. If he turned himself in, yeah he could of got a bail. He didn't, he had to get caught for killing an innocent child," said Cindy Kloss, Evans' grandmother. 

The family quickly walked out shortly after bail was set. Anderson will be back in court on October 31st. 


Updated: Tuesday, October 24

UPDATE: MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A man has been charged in connection to the deadly July shooting of 6-year-old Justin Evans.

Robert Anderson, 34, is facing charges of first degree reckless homicide party to a crime and possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to the criminal complaint, a car was doing donuts near the intersection of North 23rd Street and Finn. A witness says Anderson was seen yelling and firing shots toward the vehicle. A stray bullet then hit Evans, killing him.

Anderson faces a maximum of 60 years in prison if found guilty of first degree reckless homicide. He faces up to ten years and a fine of up to $25,000 if found guilty of the gun charge. 


Posted: Monday, October 23

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for the fatal shooting of Justin Evans.

The 6-year-old was shot outside his grandmother’s house near 23rd and  Nash back in July.

A few weeks ago, police reported two arrests, but charges were never filed.

All police are saying so far is that the suspect is a 34-year-old man. Charges are pending in the DA’s office.

CBS 58 is checking to see when he will make his first court appearance. Stay tuned for updates on air and an online for updates in this developing story.

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