A teenage suspect believed responsible for shooting a 53-year-old woman during an April 21 robbery in the 2800 block of N. 50th Street was arrested late this morning after leading officers on a pursuit using the car stolen in the robbery.
Officers spotted the suspect, a 17-year-old boy from Milwaukee, entering the stolen Chrysler Pacifica in the 2300 block of N. 40th Street shortly after 11 a.m. on April 22. The suspect refused to stop for the officers, leading them on a vehicle pursuit to the area of N. 39th Street and W. Auer Avenue where the driver crashed the stolen car into a fence and fled on foot. The suspect, who tossed a handgun while running from the officers, was arrested in the 3200 block of N. 40th Street. Officers recovered the handgun, believed to be the same used to shoot the victim during the April 21 robbery. The suspect’s mother reported the gun stolen just hours before the robbery.
In February, the suspect completed a period of probation for a 2010 armed robbery. He has been arrested several times by the Milwaukee Police Department, including in June 2009 for sexual assault, in December 2010 for armed robbery, in March of 2012 for armed robbery, in April of 2012 for violating probation, in June of 2012 for escape and resisting an officer, and in September of 2012 for a violation of probation. The suspect will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office to face new charges.
The victim of the shooting and robbery on N. 50th Street continues to receive treatment at a local hospital for serious, non-life threatening injuries.