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'I'm gonna keep shooting': Milwaukee man, 47, charged with killing 49-year-old woman

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 16:32:23-04

MILWAUKEE — A 47-year-old Milwaukee man was charged with first-degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after reportedly shooting a 49-year-old woman outside their north side home near Clarke and Teutonia.

Vincent Richardson, who was convicted in June 2002 of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, allegedly shot the woman in the 2600 block of North Teutonia about 12:25 a.m. Monday.

When police arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her head, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman’s 14-year-old son told police he was sleeping in the apartment and woke up right before the shooting when he heard a Chevy Tahoe pull up on the gravel. The teen said he saw Richardson exit the passenger side of the Tahoe, stumbling as if he were intoxicated, according to the criminal complaint.

The teen reportedly saw Richardson pull out a handgun, point it into the air and fire it one time. He heard his mother yell something at Richardson, and the teen allegedly heard Richardson say, “I’m gonna keep shooting,” according to the complaint.

The teen then reportedly heard several more shots. The teen said Richardson came inside, holding the gun and laughing, according to the criminal complaint. He said he asked if Richardson shot his mother, and Richardson laughed and said “no,” according to the complaint.

The teen went outside because his mom did not come upstairs, and he found her next to the passenger side of the SUV, bleeding from her head, according to the criminal complaint.

Neighbors also reported hearing shots, according to the complaint.

Officers at the scene said Richardson appeared to be intoxicated, and he admitted shooting his gun numerous times into the air, police said. Richardson offered no reason why he was shooting, other than he just wanted to shoot his gun, police said in the complaint.