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'Who does that?': Father killed in road-rage shooting with reckless drivers

Posted at 8:21 AM, Jul 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-20 23:21:25-04

MILWAUKEE — A family mourns a Milwaukee man shot and killed in front of his kids.

Loved ones say Ronald "Hollywood" Butler was killed trying to warn a reckless driver that kids were in his car.

Ronald Butler
Ronald Butler

“When you release those balloons remember. Legends never die,” said one man at the vigil.

Milwaukee Police said Butler was killed in a road-rage shooting just before 5:30 at 87th and Mill Road. He was with four of his kids heading to a nephew’s birthday party.

A bystander pulled the kids from the car after the shooting.

“They were driving recklessly, my brother was like, ‘Y’all need to slow down, I got my kids in here,’ and they shot my brother in the head for saying he got his kids in the car,” said Butler’s sister, Romonia Foster. “Who does that?”

Wednesday, some of his kids were seen weeping at the site of their father’s murder. It marked another heart-wrenching sight for Foster, who is trying to keep his family together and strong.

89th and Mill
89th and Mill vigil
89th and Mill
Vigil for the victim at 89th and Mill

“Every time I want to see him, I want to look at your faces and see him because that’s where he’s at. He’s with each one of his kids,” she said.

Foster said her brother made a great impact in 50 years, as evidenced by the dozens who came out to honor him at the vigil.

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She’s hopeful and believes justice will be served for her brother, who was taken way too soon. As for the suspects, she hopes they turn themselves in.

“I hope they live to experience this. This pain is real and anger is way real,” she said.

Milwaukee Police told TMJ4 News they are still seeking unknown suspects.

A GoFundMe is set up to help the family handle funeral arrangements.

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