15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested For Mall Shooting That Left 8 Injured


By Kat Ainsworth via TTAG

Law enforcement in Wisconsin announced that they’ve arrested a 15-year-old suspect related to the Wauwatosa area Mayfair Mall shooting that took place on Friday.

Madison.com reports:

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection a shooting at a suburban Milwaukee mall that injured eight people authorities said Sunday.

Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber said the shooting happened during a dispute Friday afternoon between two groups. He said four “innocent bystanders” suffered what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators said the suspect ran out of the mall alongside other people.

“We do know there was some sort of altercation, and that’s when the bullets started flying,” Weber said during a press conference Sunday.

Police didn’t release a name which isn’t surprising considering the suspect is a minor, but did say they recovered a gun during the arrest. They did not discuss charges yet.

For a bit of a contrast here’s how the “journalists” over at Your Content – and a few other websites – reported the arrest:

A deranged 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection to the shooting at Mayfair Mall that left eight people injured, Your Content News has learned.

Details are few at this time and authorities haven’t released specifics of how the teen was arrested. Throwing in “deranged” to describe the suspect has been done by more than one news site.

Milwaukee has a high crime rate. During my blessedly short time living in Wisconsin I had to make the trip to Milwaukee on a few occasions and let’s just say it’s an area you’d better keep your car doors locked (and be alert…and have your EDC available).

When the news alert of the shooting itself came across my feed on Friday I wasn’t surprised one bit at the location. As for the boy who has been arrested, let’s wait and see what comes of it.

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