'Seen it with my own eyes!' 2 men wanted in abduction, shots fired near 61st and Custer

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police on Monday, Feb. 24 asked for help identifying two men wanted in connection with an abduction and shots fired incident that happened near 61st Street and Custer Avenue around 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Charles Brown, a neighbor, said he heard a bang on Friday afternoon.

"I seen it with my own eyes," said Brown. "There was a guy standing outside the passenger door. He was rushing a guy to get in the backseat."

Brown said he watched from his window as two men abducted a third man in broad daylight.

"He was yelling -- telling him to get in the backseat," said Brown. "He got in the backseat, and they all took off."

Police said the victim was a man, black, between the ages of 30 and 40, with a medium complexion, and full beard. He was last seen wearing a blue coat and blue jeans.

One of the wanted men was described as black, between the ages of 18 and 19, standing 5’7” to 5’8” tall, with a medium build, medium complexion, four-inch Afro, and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt and was armed with a handgun.

The second wanted man was described as black, between the ages of 21 and 22, standing 6' tall, with a skinny build, light complexion, braided hair to the back, and no facial hair. His clothing description is unknown.

The vehicle was described as a silver two-door Honda Accord -- possibly 2005 or similar. It was captured by surveillance cameras at a nearby park.

A witness observed that the victim was with the two men described above -- one who had a handgun and fired shots. The two forced the victim into the listed vehicle and fled the scene in the vehicle with the victim still inside.

Brown said a neighbor called 911, and he said he was keeping a close eye on the neighborhood in the wake of this crime.

"I mean, something like this has never happened since I've been out here for the last couple of years," said Brown.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360, or call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.