Woman charged in fatal shooting near 48th & Wright due in court

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 32-year-old Irena Moore, the woman charged in connection with the shooting death of  35-year-old Anthony Martin, is due in court Friday, May 3rd for a motions hearing.

Moore is facing one count of first degree reckless homicide, use of a dangerous weapon.

The criminal complaint indicates when police were dispatched to the residence near 48th and Wright on February 4th, Martin was observed lying inside a bedroom on the floor, with a gunshot wound to his upper chest. Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The criminal complaint indicates that Moore told officials she and Martin were arguing that day, and the argument turned physical.

The criminal complaint says when the argument escalated, Moore opened Martin’s drawers and began throwing his clothes out the window, and telling him to leave.

The criminal complaint says Moore told police Martin threw a candle at her before she grabbed a gun and pointed it at him. Then, Moore told police Martin threatened to kill her and began moving at her. That’s when Moore told police she fired the gun at Martin — saying she was trying to “scare him.”

Moore told police she did not do CPR even though she was trained in it, and that she took $3,000 out of her dresser — according to the criminal complaint.

If convicted of the first degree reckless homicide charge, Moore could face 60 years in prison.