Curtis Hill pleads not guilty in fatal shooting near 23nd and Melvina

Curtis Hill

38-year-old Curtis Hill of Milwaukee man pleaded not guilty on Monday, March 15 to first-degree intentional homicide and other charges in connection with a shooting earlier this month.

Prosecutors say Hill shot and killed a 24-year-old man and seriously injured a 19-year-old near 23rd and Melvina.

A criminal complaint states Hill approached an outdoor altercation involving the 24-year-old and other people. Multiple witnesses said Hill shot the 24-year-old multiple times; one witness said the shots were fired at point-blank range.

Milwaukee police at shooting scene near 23rd and Melvina

Milwaukee police at shooting scene near 23rd and Melvina

The 19-year-old told police he heard gunshots and turned to see Hill standing over the 24-year-old. He said he then ran, and Hill began shooting toward him and chasing him. He said Hill fired until the gun "clicked because it either ran out of ammo or malfunctioned."

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An autopsy found the 24-year-old was shot once in the chest and once in the back, killing him.

Hill faces the following charges:

  • First-degree intentional homicide
  • Attempted first-degree intentional homicide
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon

Hill is due back in court on April 13.

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