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Man charged in killing of woman near 39th and Hadley

39th and Hadley
Posted at 9:16 PM, Jun 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-21 11:18:49-04

The man charged with shooting and killing a woman near 39th and Hadley made his initial court appearance on Friday.

Quantae Hines appeared briefly before a commissioner where she read the counts against him.

Those include:

  • First degree reckless homicide.
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon

If convicted of all three, he faces up to 82.5 years in prison and fines up to $50,000.

A criminal complaint states Milwaukee police responded to 39th and Hadley on the morning of June 11, where they found the victim deceased from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was next to the driver's side door of a vehicle, which was riddled with bullet strikes. The vehicle had crashed into a fence. Officers found bullet casings nearby.

The victim's daughter told officers that her mother was giving her a ride to work when another vehicle pulled up and a gunman opened fire on their car.

She also told police that she had been having problems with her ex boyfriend, the defendant. She said he had previously damaged her car, her rental car and the roof of her employer's building.

The complaint states the second car is owned by the defendant's brother, who is currently in the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility.

On June 13, Milwaukee police arrived at the defendant's home. While knocking on the door and encircling the building, officers spotted Hines trying to climb out of a second floor window. He then returned back inside the building. Officers later look Hines into custody.

Police say they found the second vehicle involved in the shooting at Hines' home. They also found a handgun in the oven of the apartment. Investigators concluded the same handgun likely fired the rounds that killed the victim.

The court rejected the defense's request for $30,000 bail and set bail at $300,000. The state had recommended $100,000.

The shooting happened on June 11 just after 8 a.m. Police discovered that a 51-year-old woman had been driving when a suspect in another vehicle shot her.

The woman sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Hines is also banned from possessing firearms and any contact with a surviving victim.

"This is an incredibly serious crime, homicide. But the defendant also poses a risk to the community as well as to the victim," said the state. "The defendant is familiar with the victims' lives and patterns and poses a significant threat to them as well."

Hines next court date is June 24.

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