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1 dead after workplace shooting in Milwaukee

1 dead after workplace shooting in Milwaukee
Posted at 9:49 AM, Apr 01, 2016

MILWAUKEE -- A workplace dispute ends with a coworker's death. Friday night, the victim's family says they can't understand how this happened.

"It came as a shock to me," expressed Elbert Henry, victim's brother.

Elbert Henry got the call around 7:00 a.m. and raced to his brother's workplace in the 1500 block of N. 4th Street.  Police say that's where a 35-year-old man shot 67-year-old Odyssus Henry.  Family calls him Ted. 

"Whatever made this thing escalate into this point I have no clue," said Henry. 

Family members say the shooter was friends with their loved one.  For years, the suspect would come to the victims home.  That's why they feel so confused.

"He was loveable.  He wasn't the type of person that would strike an argument or a fight with someone," explained Missy Weary, victim's cousin. 

The employer says everything happened in a remote part of the building.  Police tell us this shooting is not a random act of violence. 

"I don't know why he had to get killed over stuff like this," said Melissa Henry, victim's sister.

Odussus Henry was an army vet, a loving father and a role model to his siblings. 

"Ted was an easy going family man.  He was a deacon at his church," explained Elbert Henry.

Tonight a grieving family is left asking, why?

Police say the shooter was at the scene when they arrived.  He was taken into custody.  Charges are expected next week.