Port Washington shooting suspects found hiding in apartment blocks from the scene

Posted: 10:32 PM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 03:35:29Z

Two men wanted for the shooting of an 18-year-old Port Washington man were found hiding in an apartment just blocks from the shooting scene.

The shooting happened Sunday night in the area of Franklin and Main Streets in Port Washington. The 18-year-old victim told police he was sitting in his car when the two men approached him and ordered him out.

In a frantic 911 call, the victim said he drove himself to the police station after the suspects shot his window out.

"I'm bleeding everywhere ma'am, I got shot in the arm," the victim said to a 911 dispatcher.

Just before 11 a.m. Monday, police say they saw one of the suspects, a 21-year-old man from Milwaukee, walking in the area of an apartment near Franklin and Pier Streets.

Later Monday afternoon, police say they found the second suspect, a 26-year-old man from Milwaukee inside the apartment. Neither of the men lived there, according to police.

Police also found a handgun matching the description of the one used in the shooting hidden in that apartment.

Police say a woman lives in the apartment and knew the two suspects. No one answered at the door Monday evening.

The woman was questioned by police and released.

"Whoever it is just moved in the beginning of the month," said Junior Uselding, who owns the building and the bar, Pier 6, next door to the apartment.

He says he wasn't surprised to hear about the shooting but he also doesn't think there's been any kind of increase in crime.

"The police department does a heck of a job in town," he said. "It was one little incident. I don’t think it’s anything to get all excited and worried about."

Port Washington Police Capt. Mike Keller says he can't even remember the last time this lakeside community has had a shooting.

"It’s an unfortunate incident, it’s not something we expect to occur here," said Keller.

Both suspects are currently in the Ozaukee County jail awaiting charges.

Police did not have an update on the victim's condition Monday night.