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Suspects facing new charges in killing of beloved corn vendor, Filigonio Ramirez-Montez

Milwaukee police investigating 2 overnight shootings
Posted at 7:32 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 15:53:13-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police are announcing new charges against suspects in the death of the beloved corn vendor, Filigonio Ramirez-Montez, in August.

Ramirez-Montez was pushing a cart from which he sold corn on South 11th Street on the night of Aug. 28 when two men approached, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, citing a criminal complaint.

A struggle erupted, gunshots were fired and Ramirez-Montez tried to escape, before one of the suspects beat him while another fired several more gunshots into him. An autopsy concluded Ramirez-Montez died from nine gunshots wounds, according to MJS.

On Wednesday, Milwaukee police announced new charges against one of the suspects, earlier identified as Antoine Alphonse Jr. MPD also identified two new suspects, Diamond P. Harris and Jeremiah Johnson, who are also facing charges.

According to MPD:

Antoine Alphonse Jr. was charged with one count of First Degree Intentional Homicide – Party to a Crime, two counts of Armed Robbery – Party to a Crime, one count of Flee or Elude an Officer, one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, one count of Endangering Safety by use of a Dangerous Weapon and eight counts of First Degree Reckless Endangering Safety. If convicted, he could face life in prison along with an additional 208 years and 6 months in prison and fined up to $450,000.

Diamond P. Harris was charged with one count of Felony Murder – Armed Robbery – Party to a Crime, one count of Armed Robbery – Party to a Crime and two counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent – Party to a Crime. If convicted, he could face up to 107 years in prison and fined up to $210,000.

Jeremiah Johnson was charged with two counts of Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent – Party to a Crime. If convicted, he could face up to 12 years in prison and fined up to $20,000.

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