Milwaukee Police Department
Press Release

MPD Provides an Update in Sextuple Homicide


By - Jan 27th, 2022 01:21 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) officers responded to a welfare check at a residence located on the 2500 block of N. 21st Street. Upon arrival, officers entered the residence and located six deceased individuals. All the victims sustained gunshot injuries.   

MPD detectives have been working tirelessly to solve this case since these events unfolded. We have been relentlessly following up on all leads. At this time, we can report that we have four persons of interest in custody. The persons of interest are all adults. We are still trying to determine what their involvement was, if any, with the homicides. No charges have been referred to the DA’s Office at this time.  

Based on evidence at the scene and our ongoing investigation, we believe there were multiple suspects involved in this incident. The time this incident occurred still remains undetermined. 

On Monday, we became aware of a 911 call that was considered to be related to this investigation but was not attributed to the address where the incident occurred. This 911 caller claimed that she was a victim of a shooting and that multiple other people were shot. The caller gave two different addresses in the vicinity of where the homicides occurred but neither were on the 2500 block of N. 21st Street.  

This call was received approximately 12 hours prior to the discovery of the victims. Officers were dispatched to both locations; however, they did not locate any evidence of a shooting and were unable to contact the caller. Eventually, we were able to locate the person who made that call and we were able to determine she was not a victim of a shooting. Her connection to this incident remains under investigation.  

MPD continues to ask for assistance from the public for any information regarding this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to please call Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.  

The Milwaukee Police Department sends our sincere condolences to the victims’ families, friends and neighbors that were impacted by this horrific incident. Our community deserves better. This senseless violence needs to stop. The entire Milwaukee Police Department remains committed to working with all our partners, most importantly, you, the community.

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