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Suspect in quintuple homicide in Milwaukee neighborhood has record of domestic violence, other felonies

Posted at 9:33 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 11:49:07-04

MILWAUKEE — Five people are killed in the same home near 12th and Locust by someone they knew.

Police arrived at the scene around 10:30 Monday morning after they received a 911 call from the man believed to be the suspect.

"The Milwaukee Police Department received a call from an individual who stated that his family was dead," said Police Chief Alfonso Morales.

Inside the home, officers found five people dead.

"The victims are between the ages of 14 to 41," said Morales.

According to medical examiner records, four of them were under the age of 19. The chief said the suspect was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene. He did not specify the type of weapon, but sources tell TMJ4 the victims were shot. Bullet holes in windows were visible from the street. A 3-year-old child inside the home at the time of the shooting was unharmed.

TMJ4 News has learned the name of the suspect, but we are not releasing it until formal charges are filed. We know the man is 43 years old and currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for past crimes.

Court records show convictions for domestic violence that go back to 2002. He was serving time until 2015 for other felony convictions. Charges for this most recent incident are expected later this week.

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