Prosecutors: I-43 shooter fired at former co-worker after being terminated from job

Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 19:07:23-04

MILWAUKEE -- Prosecutors now say a 24-year-old Milwaukee man was actually shooting at a co-worker last Friday on Interstate 43 after being fired from his job.

According to the criminal complaint, Jonathan Perez was in rush hour traffic on southbound I-43 when he fired a single shot into another car.

The bullet grazed the driver and wounded the 52-year-old passenger in the finger and thigh. The passenger was sent to the hospital for their injuries.

This incident caused traffic delays for several hours while authorities investigated.The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. on southbound I-43 northwest of downtown Milwaukee.  It was also the second shooting on the freeway in less than a week.

Perez is to make his first court appearance Tuesday on charges of first-degree reckless injury and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, both by use of a dangerous weapon.