BROWN DEER, Wis. — A large number of police responded to a death near 62nd and Goodrich Lane in Brown Deer Thursday afternoon.
Brown Deer police said in a statement that officers responded to that area just before 11 a.m. for an "incident involving a death of an adult male." Wisconsin's Division of Criminal Investigations, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office and the Wisconsin Crime Lab are helping with the investigation. Police did not release any other details.
Family tells TMJ4 News that 18-year-old Amarion Brown was found dead - killed in the home he shared with his mother.
"If you are not safe at home, where can you be safe," said Renee Rose Cleary, Brown's great-aunt.
She said she's still trying to wrap her head around what happened.
"He was a good kid and it's like they just came and took his life from him, and he just started a life," Cleary said.
She said Brown graduated last year from Madison High School, and enjoyed playing basketball and video games.
Cleary said her nephew was nine days away from celebrating his birthday. Now the family is planning his funeral.
"The guns need to be put down, they need to be put down, for real this is way too much," Cleary said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Brown Deer Police at (414) 371-2900.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when TMJ4 News learns more.
Family on scene tells us 18-year-old Amarion Brown was found dead in his home he shared with his mother.— Ubah Ali (@UbahDAli) September 1, 2022
- Brown was a week away from celebrating his 19th birthday.
The family’s plea tonight at 5 on @tmj4 https://t.co/dppIprW4jL pic.twitter.com/ScMk6mSMWN