MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man was fatally shot at a gas station near Green Bay Avenue and Capitol Drive late Monday, Feb. 28
Police said there was a fight shortly before 11 p.m. and the victim, 39, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Alexis McGregor was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 26-year-old man was arrested.
Fatal shooting near Green Bay Avenue and Capitol Drive in Milwaukee
Milwaukee homicides more than double YTD
Milwaukee's most recent homicide is putting a spotlight on rising violence. People stopping at the gas station Tuesday said it’s time for a deeper look into what’s behind Milwaukee's violence.
While fueling up, Katina Johnson said she's fed up with gunfire in Milwaukee, and Monday night's homicide hit too close to home.
"It’s bad. It’s real bad," said Johnson. "We need to do something about it. The crime is terrible."
Magnif Turner said he's also a regular customer at this gas station.
"It was safe," said Turner. "It was safe."
Turner said there are too many guns on the street and few consequences.
"Everybody is in competition with everybody," said Turner. "If everyone came together and be as one, we’d all be powerful, you know what I’m saying?"
Gas station employees said surveillance cameras captured the crime. The gas station owners declined to show it. The 26-year-old is expected to face charges.
"That’s really sad," said Johnson. "Prayers go out to the family."
Milwaukee Police Department data show year-to-date homicides are climbing from 16 at this point in 2021 to 34 so far in 2022. Johnson says it’s time Milwaukee takes a closer look at the root.
"It’s just poverty, jobs," said Johnson. "It’s crazy. Nonsense to me."
McGregor’s family did not want to talk with FOX6 News on camera Tuesday as they grieve.
Anyone with additional information on this crime is asked to contact Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 414-224-Tips or P3 Tips App.