The Marquette University Police Department is investigating the incident below. If you have more information, please contact MUPD immediately at (414) 288-6800.
**THIS INCIDENT REPORT WAS UPDATED ON JUNE 10 AT 8:10 P.M. TO REFLECT NEW EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY OBTAINED BY MUPD.**
Initial Incident Report
- Incident type: Shots fired
- Incident location: N. 17th St. and W. State St.
- Approximate time: 7:30 p.m.
- Victims: N/A
- Physical injuries: N/A
THIS INCIDENT REPORT NARRATIVE WAS UPDATED ON JUNE 10 AT 8:10 P.M. TO REFLECT NEW EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY OBTAINED BY MUPD:
MUPD responded to a shots fired call at N. 17th St. and W. State St. The caller initially described a male in an orange shirt standing outside a white vehicle (description and license plate unknown); another unidentified subject was located inside a red vehicle (description and license plate unknown). The witness said the both vehicles fled the scene following the gunshots. MUPD officers responded to the scene where four casings were recovered.
In the course of the initial investigation, a second witness described a vehicle crash where a red Pontiac rear-ended an orange Dodge Charger. According to the witness, the driver of the Pontiac who was only described as a black male, exited his vehicle and attempted to smash the driver’s window of the Dodge Charger. A third vehicle, a black Chrysler, arrived–the driver exited the vehicle and fired shots with an unidentified firearm toward the Pontiac.
The Pontiac and the Dodge Charger fled the scene northbound; the Chrysler fled eastbound.
Description of suspect(s)
- Sex: Male
- Age: Unknown
- Sex: Unknown
- Age: Unknown
- Black or African American
- Sex: Unknown
Vehicle Description1) Red Pontiac
2) Orange Dodge Charger
3) Black Chrysler
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