MILWAUKEE – A mob of Wisconsin teens attempted to rob a group of adults in Milwaukee this past Monday only to be shot at by a man carrying a concealed carry weapon.
Police say that a group of teens attempted to rob a group of adults when one of the men pulled out his gun and began shooting at the teens.
He fatally shot one of the robbers, a 15-year-old known gang member who was already the victim of another non-fatal shooting on August 1.
The teen had previously been charged with armed robbery, auto theft, theft, and fleeing.
A 30-year-old West Allis man was taken into custody Monday for the shooting of the 15-year-old boy. He has currently been released and ordered in to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office on a future date.
Police say that they have also arrested five additional suspects believed to be part of a group responsible for “dozens” of Milwaukee-area robberies committed over a three-day period — including the 2nd and National attempted armed robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting.
The suspects arrested by police are: two 14-year-old boys, a 16-year-old boy, a 17-year-old boy, and an 18-year-old man.
Police records show two of the teenagers were arrested about two hours after the shooting — near a McDonald’s at 1st and Pierce.
Police say this is a “very active” investigation, that will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.