Teen Charged In Mayfair Mall Shooting
A Milwaukee teenager is facing multiple felony counts for his suspected role in the Mayfair Mall shooting last Friday.
The 15-year-old Hispanic male has been charged with eight counts of first degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon — one count for each of the people injured in the shooting. He’s also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, a misdemeanor.
According to a juvenile delinquency petition, the 15-year-old and a second male entered the mall together. The petition says witnesses saw the second male yell at and advance toward a group, hitting one member of the group, before the suspect opened fire. The 15-year-old allegedly left the mall on foot and was picked up by an Uber vehicle across the street. The petition says he got a ride home.
The suspect was arrested Saturday night after a traffic stop in Milwaukee. The petition says at the time of the arrest, he was in a car “with Illinois license plates, a packed bag and the Glock 9mm handgun used in the shooting.”
On Monday, the Wauwatosa Police Department (WPD) said a passenger in the vehicle also was arrested in connection with the shooting, and a third person believed to be involved in the shooting was taken into custody.
WPD said an altercation between two groups led to the shooting, but it was unknown whether the altercation occurred at the mall. Police added that it was unknown whether the incident was gang-related. WPD added, “there will be additional police presence at Mayfair Mall in the upcoming weeks for both an added sense of security as well as routine patrols for an increase in holiday shoppers.”