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Suspect in fatal Third Ward shooting resigns firefighter position, Hales Corners says

Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 14:47:11-05

MILWAUKEE — The suspect in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Andre Nicholson in Milwaukee's Third Ward has resigned his position as a firefighter, the Village of Hales Corners said Tuesday.

"Caesar Fuentes has tendered his resignation from the Hales Corners Fire Department effective December 14, 2020," the one-sentence statement reads.

23-year-old Caesar Fuentes was charged over the weekend with first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, in connection to the shooting.

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 Fuentes 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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