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'Pretended to be dead': Man wanted for attempting to kill pregnant girlfriend on Valentine's Day

man wanted for attempted murder Feb. 14
Posted at 3:20 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 23:19:40-05

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in tracking down a man wanted for the attempted murder of his five- to six-week pregnant girlfriend on Valentine's Day.

Calvin Hicks has been charged with attempted homicide for an incident in the 1500 block of North 33rd Street in the early evening of Feb. 14.

During an argument with his 29-year-old girlfriend, Hicks demanded she exit the vehicle. When the girlfriend refused, Hicks got out of the car, opened the passenger-side door and began shooting at the woman in point-blank range, striking her numerous times, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman told police she pretended she was dead, fearing Hicks would kill her if he realized she was still alive.

Upon realizing the magnitude of her wounds, she says she asked the suspect to take her to the hospital. When he refused, she took off running, prompting Hicks to fire more shots in her direction.

The criminal complaint says that after the suspect's vehicle would no longer start, he left his mini-van and carjacked someone nearby and fled the scene. The carjacking victim eventually saw the woman on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. The complaint says the woman is being treated for eight gunshot wounds. The status of her pregnancy still was being confirmed by law enforcement.

Hicks is described as a 33-year-old black male, 5 feet, 9 inches and weighing 150 pounds.

Police ask anyone with information to contact 414-935-7360.