Milwaukee Police Department
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Suspect Criminally Charged in Connection to Shots Fired at Officers During the Rescue of a Domestic Violence Hostage


By - Mar 26th, 2021 02:08 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued criminal charges against Delon M. Lockett for his involvement in a domestic violence hostage incident where the suspect fired shots at officers. The incident occurred on Monday, March 22, 2021, at approximately 3:57 a.m., on the 7600 block of N. 78th Street.

Lockett was charged with the following charges:

  • One count of Attempt First Degree Intentional Homicide – Use of a Dangerous Weapon
  • One count of Taking Hostages – Use of a Dangerous Weapon – Domestic Abuse Assessments
  • Three counts of First Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety – Use of a Dangerous Weapon
  • One count of False Imprisonment- Use of a Dangerous Weapon – Domestic Abuse Assessments
  • One count of Failure to Comply with Officer’s Attempt to Take Person into Custody
  • One count of Misdemeanor Battery – Domestic Abuse Assessment – Use of a Dangerous Weapon.

If convicted, Lockett could face up to 198 years, 3 months in prison and he could be fined up to $105,000.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 933-4444 and/or one of the resources listed below for help:

    • Sojourner Family Peace Center – (414) 933-2722
    • Milwaukee Women’s Center – (414) 449-4777
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233

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