Two Milwaukee men have been charged with felony murder in relation to a Jan. 29 robbery in the 5300 block of N. 58th Street. According to reports, two 19-year-old males and a 20-year-old male allegedly conspired to rob a beer truck. It appears that the men came up with the plan to rob the truck after one of them got a job for Beer Capitol Distributions.
The day of the robbery, two of the men exchanged around 20 calls, according to police. A text message was allegedly the signal for the robbery to start. One 19-year-old male was the delivery driver’s partner on the truck, and the other two men were reportedly following behind the truck in a car.
One of the 19-year-old males was fatally shot by police after he fled the scene of the robbery and struggled with the officer. According to reports, the officer ordered the 19-year-old to show his hands after the officer noticed a gun tucked into the man’s waistband. The man reportedly ignored the commands, and the officer shot him.
One of the men has apparently made a confession to a third party, and both have been charged with felony murder. They were booked into Milwaukee County Jail, with bail set at $50,000 and $100,000, respectively. The one man’s alleged confession could play a big part in the criminal defense strategy if it is deemed admissible in court. Those who are charged with felonies should ait until they have spoken with someone knowledgeable about criminal defense to make any statements to the authorities.
Source: Journal Sentinel, “Second man charged in fatal Milwaukee beer truck robbery” Jesse Garza, Feb. 20, 2014