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Milwaukee man accused of shooting 5-year-old girl in leg faces up to 35 years in prison

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 17:40:06-04

Anthony Jenkins was charged in the road rage shooting that injured a 5-year-old girl.

The child's father says he was driving home from Burger King on Thursday when he noticed a green van with gold trim, later determined to be driven by Jenkins, was tailgating him, according to the criminal complaint.

He said he stopped the vehicle near N. 44th Street when Jenkins drove around him, stopped near the driver's side door and started yelling about how he was driving too slow. Jenkins then exited the vehicle and when the child's father started to drive away he started firing shots at them.

This is when the man's 5-year-old daughter was shot in her left leg.

Jenkins told police that the driver of the other vehicle displayed a black semi-automatic pistol when he came to a stop on N. 44th Street. He also said he never saw the little girl in the car, according to the criminal complaint.

Jenkins is charged with one count of endanger safety by use of a dangerous weapon (discharge firearm into vehicle) and two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. He faces up to 35 years in prison and/ or $75,000 in fines.