'There was no one out here': Third Ward bar shooting suspect arrested for homicide as victim's family mourns

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- CBS 58 is learning new details about the suspected gunman in a deadly shooting outside a bar in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.

Family says Andre Nicholson, 24, is the victim.

It happened Sunday morning, Dec. 6, and the suspect may be a Hales Corners firefighter.

The 23-year-old suspect has not been formally charged, so CBS 58 is not yet naming him.

Authorities have not officially released his name, but they did direct CBS 58 to information about the arrest.

Milwaukee police arrest records show the suspected gunman was taken into custody Sunday morning.

The arresting offense was listed as a homicide.

He turned himself in to police.

Records also show the arrest happened at 5:31 a.m.

Police say the shooting occurred around 3:25 a.m.

“He shot my son multiple times, not just once in the leg. He shot him multiple times," Laura Nicholson, the victim's mother, said.

Andre's family said he was well-loved and well-liked by many.

On the morning of the shooting, his mother said they found her son by pinging and locating his phone.

She said family was on scene before first responders arrived.

“And then we found my baby laying there, in the street, all alone. When I say there was no one out here... not a soul. Not a car, no nothing," Nicholson explained.

She said they called 9-1-1 and tried to save him.

“They walked my husband through how to care for him. They told him to make sure he had a clean shirt and cover his wounds, put pressure on the wounds to stop the bleeding, but he was shot so many times," she said.

CBS 58 also learned the suspect may be a firefighter/EMT for the Hales Corners Fire Department.

A member of that department has been arrested for a homicide.

The Hales Corners fire chief told us their employee is on “unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation.”

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office told CBS 58 they are reviewing the matter and have no timeline for a decision on charges in this case.

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