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Police: Suspect kills mother, injures brother during domestic disturbance at Oak Creek apartment

Police: Suspect killed mother and brother
Posted at 7:05 AM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 13:47:39-05


OAK CREEK –  A 48-year-old woman was killed and a 24-year-old man was injured during a domestic disturbance at an Oak Creek apartment complex early Tuesday morning. 

Oak Creek police said they responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance at the Timber Ridge Apartments just before 4 a.m. Tuesday. The 911 caller told police there were two people injured at the residence. When police arrived at the scene, they found a woman dead and another man assaulted at the complex. Police took the 911 caller into custody as the suspect in the incident. 

Oak Creek police later confirmed the 911 caller was the deceased woman's son and the injured man's brother. The injured man was transported to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of head injuries. Police say his injuries were caused by a handgun, knife, and blunt weapon.

Police say the suspect is cooperating with their investigation.  

Christopher Meyer, who lives in the same complex, said the woman killed is his live-in girlfriend's mother. 

"My kids' aunt called me to say she heard there were police down around Grandma's apartment, and could I go check it out," Meyer said. 

He added the victim often assisted the couple with getting their children - her grandkids - ready for school each morning. 

"I tried calling Grandma this morning and she didn't answer," Meyer said. "Usually, she would always answer and say, 'OK, I'll take the kids down to the bus stop.'" 

Meyer said his girlfriend's uncle and brother lived in the same apartment. He added his attempts to reach both by phone this morning were also unsuccessful. 

Other residents at the Timber Ridge Apartment Complex said they were stunned by the large presence of police in the parking lot as they left for work. 

"I thought I heard something last night, maybe an ambulance or something, but I didn't think anything of it," said Jerome  Scott, who lives next door and moved in six months ago.

"I'm shocked, really. We've never had anything like this happen during the time I've lived here," Scott said.  

According to police, there is no danger to the public. Their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any other information about this incident is urged to call Oak Creek Police at: (414) 762-8200.