MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee man faces up to 46 years in prison and up to $160,000 in fines if he is convicted of multiple felony charges in connection with a vehicle pursuit.
Aaron A. Fitzgerald, 19, was charged Monday with one count of vehicle operator flee/elude officer resulting in the death of another, one count of knowingly operate motor vehicle without a valid license – cause death, and one count of second-degree reckless homicide.
At about 1 a.m. Thursday, Milwaukee Police officers observed a vehicle disregard a red traffic light at North Sherman Boulevard and West Hampton Avenue, according to a news release.
A wanted check of the vehicle’s license plates revealed the vehicle was stolen, police said, at which time the officers attempted to conduct a stop by activating their emergency lights and siren.
Fitzgerald refused to pull over and led officers on a vehicle pursuit that ended at North 12th Street and West Locust Street, where Fitzgerald reportedly disregarded a flashing red light and crashed into another vehicle, causing the death of a motorist, police said.
Fitzgerald was taken into custody on scene.
Lequon McCoy was killed after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle near North 12th Street and West Locust Street.