Milwaukee man charged in shooting incident near 75th and Brown Deer Road

Drewveon Portis

MILWAUKEE -- A 24-year-old Milwaukee man faces two charges for his involvement in a shooting incident that happened near 75th and Brown Deer Road early on Sunday, July 19. The accused is Drewveon Portis -- and he faces the following criminal counts:

    According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday, July 19, officers responded to St. Joseph Hospital in Milwaukee to speak with a person who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his right hand. The victim indicated to police he had been with friends and got a call from a relative who indicated he "needed to come to her house due to an incident with her boyfriend." The complaint says when the victim arrived on the scene, he told the relative's boyfriend (identified as Portis) "to come out and fight him. He then started walking down the hallway when he heard his (relative) scream, 'No, no' and he heard multiple gunshots." The victim was shot and wounded -- and went directly to an emergency room.

    Shooting near N. 75th Street and Brown Deer Road

    Investigators spoke with the relative who identified her boyfriend as Portis. She said Portis wanted to break up -- and the woman told Portis to leave. The complaint indicates the two began arguing and "the defendant rushed her and began choking her by squeezing her throat." The woman was able to break free and called her relative, the shooting victim. At roughly the same time, the woman "retrieved her Taurus semi-automatic firearm and placed it in her pocket." Upon seeing this, the complaint indicates Portis took the firearm from the woman.

    When the woman's relative arrived on the scene, the complaint says Portis "ran out after (the victim) and fired multiple rounds down the hallway."

    Shooting near N. 75th Street and Brown Deer Road

    Portis was to have made his initial appearance in court on Thursday, July 23.