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'A child lost his life over nothing': Family of teen killed in road rage shooting seeks justice and change

Posted at 7:07 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 20:07:26-04

MILWAUKEE — The family of a 16-year-old killed in a road rage shooting on Milwaukee’s north side over the weekend calls the incident ‘senseless’ and says it could have been prevented. As they seek answers, they’re remembering the teen as someone with big dreams for his future.

It happened Saturday just before 9 p.m. near 6th and Walnut.

Police said Fabian Guzman was involved in a crash with another car, when the people in both vehicles got into an argument and shots were fired, striking and killing Guzman. The suspects took off.

Miguel Cadena is hurting over the death of his son.

“It shouldn't be a parent's job to bury their kids,” Cadena said. “It's a shame. It's a huge loss for not just us his family, but for the whole community.”

It's hard for Cadena to think about what could have been.

His son had a passion for music. He enjoyed coming up with beats and writing hip-hop.

“He loved interpreting his emotions into lyrics, putting them out there so everyone can understand him,” Cadena said.

Guzman hoped to turn that into a career as a rapper, with dreams of putting Milwaukee on the map.

“He wasn't going to take no for an answer. That was it for him. It was going to be music,” Cadena said.

Now his family won't get to see those aspirations comes true.

“Whoever was at fault it doesn't matter, everyone could have walked away that day. Unfortunately, my son is the one who didn’t,” Cadena said.

As they seek justice for Guzman, they also seek change in the community.

“A child lost his life over nothing. It's enough. Milwaukee, we've got to do better,” Cadena said.

The family encourages any of Guzman’s friends who are grieving talk to a counselor or loved one.

Police are looking for at least one suspect. Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS or P3 Tips App.

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