Rufus King shooting suspect turns self in: Milwaukee police

The suspect in the shooting that left five people injured near Rufus King High School Tuesday night has turned himself in, Milwaukee police said Friday afternoon, Feb. 4.

A 34-year-old Milwaukee man is in custody. 

Criminal charges will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. 

Shooting scene near Rufus King High School, Milwaukee

Milwaukee police say a dispute over Facebook led to a fight between two females – and an adult male suspect discharged a firearm multiple times.

Officials laid out the details of the incident in a news conference on Wednesday morning. They say officers responded to a report of a fight outside of Rufus King High School around 7:25 p.m. Tuesday. While officers were en route, the fight was upgraded to a shooting.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they did not locate any shooting victims. But their investigation revealed there had been a fight between two females outside the school -- during the school's high school basketball game.

As a large group gathered to watch this fight, an adult male suspect discharged a firearm multiple times -- which resulted in injuries to five people.

Rufus King rally against gun violence

Meanwhile, students at Rufus King High School in Milwaukee are taking a stand after a fight outside the school ended in gunfire – sending five people to the hospital. 

Students at Rufus King High School are planning a walkout Friday, Feb. 4 at 2:45 p.m. Students plan to wear red to show their support to end gun violence and walk to the football field for a news conference. 

This is a developing story.


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