Woman jumps out window in Cudahy to escape domestic violence incident; suspect on the run

Updated: July 14, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police are looking for a 32-year-old male named Horacito L. Merrill.

He is a convicted felon, who is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information, please contact Cudahy police at (414)769--2260.


CUDAHY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Cudahy police are looking for a man who allegedly struck a woman in the face with a firearm multiple times on Wednesday, July 13. 

According to police, it happened near Grange and Nicholson Avenues. 

Police say the victim reported she fled a second story apartment jumping from a window following the incident. 

The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Horactio Merrill, was reported to be inside the apartment with a toddler. 

Police say negotiations with the suspect via telephone were unsuccessful. Members of the South Shore Joint Tactical Unit entered the residence and rescued the child. A subsequent search of the scene revealed the suspect was not there. 

Police are now actively searching for Merrill, who is a convicted felon, and considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact the Cudahy Police Department at 414-769-2260.

Cudahy police were assisted at the scene by St. Francis, South Milwaukee, Oak Creek Police Departments, and members of the Milwaukee Area Safe Streets Task Force. 

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