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'Take care of this': Milwaukee man accused of shooting near courthouse charged

Posted at 11:37 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 12:38:52-04

MILWAUKEE — A 19-year-old Milwaukee man is facing one count of first-degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon after being accused of shooting and injuring a man Sept. 24 near 9th and Wells.

Marcel Vanlandingham was at a court hearing at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and a commotion started in a hallway, according to a criminal complaint.

Once the group went outside, Vanlandingham reportedly said he would “take care of this” and threatened to shoot the victim, according to the criminal complaint.

The shooting happened about 4 p.m. Sept. 24, when Vanlandingham walked toward his car and the victim allegedly followed him, according to the criminal complaint.

Authorities said Vanlandingham pulled a rifle out of his trunk and threatened to shoot the victim. He reportedly tried to hit him twice with the rifle, according to the complaint.

Vanlandingham then shot the victim twice, got into his car and drove away, according to the criminal complaint.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh and left wrist/palm area.

The shooting prompted lockdowns at Marquette and the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

If convicted, Vanlandingham faces 30 years in prison.