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Milwaukee man charged with shooting brother 12 times

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 20:01:28-04

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man is being charged with reckless injury and use of a dangerous weapon after court documents say he shot his brother 12 times.

According to the criminal complaint, Jovanni Walls shot his brother on Saturday after an argument took place regarding Wall's baby, whose mother happens to be the victim's girlfriend.

On the day of the shooting, Saturday Oct. 26, the victim, his girlfriend, and Walls were arguing about the baby in the victim's apartment. The victim then left with his girlfriend to walk her to the bus stop. On the way, the two noticed Walls following behind and continuing to argue with the victim's girlfriend.

The victim turned around and shouted at Walls to leave. At that time, Walls pulled out a small revolver and shot his brother. When his brother realized Walls wasn't shooting blanks, he started running back to his house. He suffered 12 gunshot wounds: eight to both legs, two just below the waist, and two to his right foot. The shooting took place outside Milwaukee Food Market at 2903 W. Clybourn Ave.

Officers spoke with an employee at the Milwaukee Food Market who stated that 10 minutes after the gunshots were heard, Walls came inside and stated "this was me, can you call 911?" Shortly after police arrived, Walls returned to the scene and turned himself in, according to the complaint.

The victim survived and was taken to Froedtert Hospital.

Upon conviction for this class D felony, Walls could face up to 25 years in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both. In addition, because Walls allegedly used a dangerous weapon, the prison time could be increased by no more than 5 years.