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Shooting Incident at Home on South Chicago Avenue

The South Milwaukee Police Department has issued the following press release about a shooting incident that allegedly occurred overnight …

On April 6, 2016 at about 12:51 a.m., the South Milwaukee Police Department responded to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the 2600 block of South Chicago Avenue. A 37-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

I’ll keep you posted if and when I hear more.

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Woman Charged In South Milwaukee Shooting

Update: Fox 6 has more details from the criminal complaint. NOW has more details too.

A 45-year-old South Milwaukee woman has been charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide following last week’s shooting at the South Towne Apartments.

Laura Lee Saxton, 319 Southtowne Place #101, was charged on Friday.

Her preliminary hearing is this Friday.

The victim, a 56-year-old man, was treated and released from Froedtert Hospital, police said.

From the Fox 6 report:

Saxton is accused of shooting a 56-year-old Andrew Gibas in the head in an apartment on Wednesday, September 26th.

Gibas told police Saxton is his roommate. Gibas told police he noticed on Monday, September 24th his two guns were missing — and said he questioned Saxton and her boyfriend about the guns.

Gibas told police Saxton came into his bedroom on Wednesday night and laid next to him. Gibas told police he thought that was strange because Saxton does not normally do that, and they have separate bedrooms. Gibas told police Saxton told her he was mad at him, but that he would not know why she was mad. Gibas said Saxton then shot him several times in the head.

Gibas struggled with Saxton for the gun, and tried to grab his cell phone, according to the criminal complaint in the case — but Saxton’s boyfriend grabbed the cell phone away. Gibas then ran to another apartment and called 911.

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More On The South Milwaukee Shooting

A 50-year-old woman is under arrest following Wednesday morning’s shooting of a 56-year-old man at the South Towne Apartments in South Milwaukee.

Check out out coverage in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6, WISN and WTMJ. Here is the press release ….

On September 26, 2012, at 1:37am, The South Milwaukee Police Department received a call of a 56 year old male who was shot at a residence on Southtowne Place in South Milwaukee.

The male was transported to Fredoert Hospital, where he is being treated.  The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

A 50 year old woman is in custody.

The South Milwaukee Police Department is seeking no other victims or suspects as a result of this incident.

More details will be available in the near future.

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Report: Shooting, Standoff In South Milwaukee

WTMJ is reporting there was a shooting and brief standoff early Wednesday morning near Southtowne Drive and College Avenue.

Here are details from the TV station. From the story:

The shooting and standoff happened at about 1:35 a.m. Wednesday near South Southtowne Drive and College Avenue. 

The victim was a 56-year-old man.  He was treated at Froedtert Hospital, and reportedly was able to assist police with information.

The arrested woman is 45 years old.

Reports have come in to Newsradio 620 WTMJ that someone was shot inside what was described as a large apartment complex, and the shooter was involved in a brief standoff with officers.

The standoff eventually ended.  Authorities evacuated neighbors from their apartments.

I’ll post more updates when I get them.


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