Loved ones distraught after well-known DJ killed in Riverwest: "Can't think of why anyone would do this"

MILWAUKEE -- A well-known musician was found murdered in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood early Saturday morning, November 12th. 33-year-old Colin Demge was found shot to death outside his home near Weil and Meinecke.

Colin Demge

No one is in custody.

Forty-eight hours after his death, on Monday, November 14th, loved ones said every moment counts when it comes to tracking down the person(s) responsible for Demge's death.

A close friend and fellow DJ said many who knew Demge are stunned that he's gone.

"A lot of friends are very distraught. It was an absolute shock," David Frey said.

Around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to Demge's home on Weil and found him suffering from a gunshot wound outside.

Several people rushed to try to help him.

Colin Demge

Those who knew Demge said he was a giving person and music was his passion. They are now planning a memorial in his honor.

Fatal shooting near Weil & Meinecke in Milwaukee

Fatal shooting near Weil & Meinecke in Milwaukee

Frey and Demge worked as resident DJs at Studio 200 in Walker's Point. Known as Troutski, Demge was a talented DJ, producer and musician.

Studio 200 in Walker's Point

Colin Demge

"It's been a rough couple of days. He was an absolutely amazing guy. He played pretty much any instrument you could think of. I'm getting everyone who knew him in the community to do a benefit at the bar we had a residency at. We basically want all the proceeds to go to his family to cover funeral costs and whatnot -- just basically trying to remember him the way he would have wanted. He would have done this in a heartbeat for anyone else," David Frey said.

Colin Demge

Police are working to determine a motive in this case, and find those responsible for Demge's death.

"I can`t even think of why anyone would do this because this guy was completely innocent. He was actually a big supporter of the Riverwest community. To have something like this happen in his community -- it's very wrong," Frey said.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for surgery for Demge and his wife's dog is being re-purposed to raise money for Demge's funeral. CLICK HERE to make a donation.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the benefit in Demge's honor.