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Brookfield shooting victim in hospital, suspect taken into custody

Posted at 9:59 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 15:25:20-05

BROOKFIELD — One person was brought to the hospital from the scene of a shooting in Brookfield Wednesday evening, and police have arrested a suspect they say is connected to the incident.

On Nov. 18 at around 4:58 p.m., the City of Brookfield Police Department responded to reports of a 52-year-old man with a gunshot injury to his head in the area of the 13800 block of W. Burleigh Rd.

Police say witness statements and evidence recovered from the scene point to three rounds fired at the victim's vehicle, after being confronted by an armed suspect while walking to his parked vehicle.

According to police, the suspect fled the scene on foot and was seen entering a parked, light-colored sedan after firing his gun.

The 52-year-old man is being treated at a local hospital for his injuries and is expected to survive.

The suspect was identified, through video surveillance, as a 78-year-old Greendale man. Police believe he has prior "business dealings" with the victim.

At around 12:41 a.m. in the City of Beloit, the suspect was located and taken into custody.

The City of Brookfield Police Department will be presenting attempted homicide charges to the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office.

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