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Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?

#071 Precious Lives: The View From Both Sides of A Sentencing Hearing

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Rick Wood | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Deandre Willie Wise was sentenced on May 12 to 33 years in prison over a shootout with Officer Guse that started with the carjacking.

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Credit Rick Wood | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Glendale Police Officer Eric Guse

On August 1, 2015, Glendale Police Officer Eric Guse was at an event at the pet store that had raised money for his dog’s new ballistic vest when the call came in. Officer Guse had gotten carjacking calls before, but this one would change his life.

The dashcam in his squad car captured most of it: The black Porsche racing from Glendale to Milwaukee... The driver crashing the car and running onto a playground... Officer Guse running after him... puffs of smoke from the shootout. Officer Guse was grazed. And the driver, Deandre Wise got shot in the leg.

This is Deandre Wise’s sentencing hearing.

Corresponding Content:

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Carjacking, shootout with Glendale officer brings 33-year sentence

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism - A Day in Milwaukee's Trauma-Informed Court: Parents Work to Regain Custody of Their Kids

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