Press Release

Senseless act of violence takes the life of a promising young man

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II February 8, 2021

We were devastated to hear the news that 22-year-old Purcell Pearson lost his life this weekend as a result of gun violence. Purcell was the nephew of City Attorney Tearman Spencer, and our hearts go out to Attorney Spencer, their entire family, and all those who knew Purcell as they grieve during this difficult time.

Purcell, a recent UW-Whitewater graduate, was known to many as an activist on campus and in the community. This future leader having his life cut short is nothing less than tragic.

We ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Milwaukee police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

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