Milwaukee mayor condemns teen’s shooting death
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is condemning the
killing of a 13-year-old boy who was allegedly shot by a neighbor.
Barrett also is promising an investigation into how police
treated the boy’s mother after her son was gunned down last week.
Darius Simmons was fatally shot after taking out the garbage.
Seventy-five-year-old John Spooner is charged with first-degree
intentional homicide in Simmons’ death.
Police say Spooner waited for them to arrive and told them he
shot Simmons. But Bishop Tavis Grant, national field director for
the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition, says police
questioned Simmons’ mother, Patricia Larry, for two hours and
searched her home, while her son lay dead in the street
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports community members met
Friday with the mayor.
(Information in the following story is from: Milwaukee Journal
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