Shorewood homicide: Women shot, suspect found dead in Lincoln Park

One woman is dead, and another is wounded following a shooting in Shorewood Thursday morning, July 6. The suspect was later found dead.

The shooting happened in the area of Lake Bluff and Murray. Police were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of a 41-year-old woman. According to the medical examiner, her name was Tashika Scott-Dixon. A second woman was also found and taken to the hospital; she is expected to survive. 

At approximately 5 a.m., the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was called to Lincoln Park – more than three miles away from the homicide. Authorities found a 44-year-old man – the suspected shooter – dead in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The medical examiner identified the man as Rico Dixon.

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Tape blocked off Murray Avenue for much of the day as the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation processed the Shorewood scene. Family stood along the yellow crime scene tape, grieving.

The Shorewood Police Department is being assisted by MCSO and DCI in this ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 414-847-2610. 

Shorewood homicide investigation; Lake Bluff and Murray

Domestic violence resources

Shorewood police are not commenting on the case but said anyone experiencing domestic violence should reach out for help.


Sojourner Family Peace Center

  • Hotline/Shelter: 414-933-2722
  • Text line: 414-817-8100

Community Advocates/Milwaukee Women's Center

  • 414-671-6140
  • Older Abused Women's Program

LGBTQ specific support

  • Milwaukee LGBT Community Center: 414-271-2656
  • Diverse & Resilient: 414-856-5428

Aurora Safe Mom, Safe Baby & SHE

Culturally specific support

  • We Are Here MKE
  • The Asha Project: 414-252-0075
  • Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: 414-383-9526
  • HIR Wellness Institute (Healing Intergenerational Roots for All Nations): 414-763-5815
  • Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition, Our Peaceful Home: 414-727-4900
  • Hmong American Women's Association Center: 414-930-9352
  • UMOS's Latina Resource Center: 414-389-6500


End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

  • 608-255-0539

WI Colaition Against Sexual Assault

  • 608-257-1516

Deaf Unity


  • 800-510-9195


National Domestic Violence Hotline

RAINN, the National Sexual Assault Hotline

  • 800-656-HOPE (4673)

StrongHearts Native Helpline

National Immigrant Family Violence Institute