Graham Kilmer

3 More Charged In Downtown Shooting That Left 17 Injured

A criminal complaint indicates the shooting stemmed from a personal dispute. Six arrested to date, including those who were shot.

By - May 18th, 2022 07:41 pm
Police Administration Building, 951 N. James Lovell St. Photo by Christopher Hillard.

Police Administration Building, 951 N. James Lovell St. Photo by Christopher Hillard.

Three more people have been criminally charged in connection with the shooting on Friday, May 13 that left 17 people with gunshot wounds.

Marquise Lamar Jackson, 24, Christopher Murry, 23, and Lemont R. Siller, 21, were charged Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery with use of a dangerous weapon, seven counts of first degree reckless injury as party to a crime and with use of a dangerous weapon.

Otis Green, 28, Jeremiah Fraylon, 20, and Marleik Brown-Jewell, 22, were charged Tuesday for their role in the shooting. They were each shot in the 17-victim shooting. But none are accused of firing a weapon during the incident.

Green and Fraylon were out on signature bonds for prior incidents. Green was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and bail jumping. Fraylon was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, bail jumping and carrying a gun after being adjudicated of a felony as a juvenile. Brown-Jewell was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and had two active arrest warrants for open criminal misdemeanor cases.

In a statement Wednesday, the Milwaukee Police Department said it is still accepting information from the community to identify individuals involved in the shooting. The department, along with the FBI, is accepting “tips and digital media depicting the shootings.”

A criminal complaint alleges that the shooting stemmed from a dispute between at least one of the men charged and an individual. Siller told police he had a longstanding dispute with an individual, referred to in the complaint by the initials RL.

Siller and Jackson were seen on surveillance video with a group of unidentified individuals walking up and down E. Juneau Ave. and “continually looking” for RL who was with another group, according to the complaint.

Eventually, the two groups came in contact with each other near the intersection of E. Juneau Ave. and N. Water St., and one of the still-unidentified individuals with Siller pulls a handgun. A member of the other group sees this and pulls his own gun and fires at the group Siller is in. Siller, Jackson and Murry all returned fire.

In a statement to police Siller said that after he saw a member of the group RL was in fire at them, he ducked behind a car, pulled his pistol and started shooting. Murry told police that he shot his gun but that he was not shooting at people.

After the shooting Jackson was observed by a police officer with his arm underneath a gold Honda Accord near the scene of the shooting. The officer recovered an “AR pistol style firearm” from underneath the vehicle.

This shooting was one of three Friday night in downtown bar districts after the Milwaukee Bucks game. The shootings left 21 people injured. The youngest victim was 15. Eleven people were arrested.

Following the shootings, Mayor Cavalier Johnson issued an emergency 11 p.m. curfew on Saturday and Sunday nights for anyone under the age of 21 around Old World Third and Water Street bar districts.

On Tuesday, Johnson announced that MPD would enforce a citywide curfew for children under the age of 17. It goes into effect at 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

None of the known shooters last Friday were under the age of 19, but Police Chief Jeffrey Norman said at a press conference Tuesday that it was about safety. “Too often we’re hearing our children are being shot. In fact, in 2020 more kids died by gunfire than anything else,” said the chief.

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