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Chief: Suspect in fatal Third Ward shooting is a firefighter

Posted at 5:05 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 23:32:25-05

MILWAUKEE — The suspect in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Andre Nicholson in Milwaukee's Third Ward last weekend is an area firefighter, one of his fire chiefs says.

TMJ4 News is not naming the suspect as he has not been criminally charged. But one of the department's fire chiefs confirmed that the suspect is a firefighter in the area.

As TMJ4 News reported, Nicholson was shot multiple times outside a bar at Water and Buffalo streets around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said at the time they believe the shooting escalated from an argument.

Milwaukee police say that a 23-year-old suspect turned himself in.

On Monday, a group marched in Greenfield. The group has marched for 193 straight days throughout Milwaukee, promoting justice and equality. Monday night they dedicated their march to Nicholson.

No one in the group said they knew Nicholson personally, but they say enough is enough.

Andre Nicholson identified as victim in fatal Third Ward shooting

"Every day it gets sadder and sadder, even with everything going on. You still got people doing things totally uncalled for, and they need to be held accountable for it," said Brandon Wilborn.

"We don’t want to grow up and have our kids go through stuff like this," said Rozz Rogers.

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