15-year-old boy arrested in connection with Mayfair Mall mass shooting

Wauwatosa police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a mass shooting at Mayfair Mall.

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SHOOTING. THAT IS LISTEN TO THE POLICE CHIEF. >> TODAY, I WILL PROVIDE SOME UPDATES TO THE SHOOTING THAT OCCURRED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT MAYFAIR MALL. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT REST OF A 15-YEAR-OLD HISPAN MALE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SHOOTING AT MAYFAIR MALL. THE FIREARM USED WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENE OF ARREST. AROUND 2:4 P.M., OFFICERS WERE NOTIFIED OF SHOTS FIRED IN THE MALL NEAR THE LOWER LEVEL MACY’S. THAT IS THE MAIN ENTRYWAY. OFFICERS PROVIDED MEDICAL AID WITHIN 30 SECONDS OF RECEIVING THE PHONE CALL. THEIR FIRST PRIORITY WAS TO SECURE THE IMMEDIATE SCENE AND RENDER FIRST AID. DURING THIS TIME, THE SHOOTER EXITED THE MALL AS OTHER PATRONS WENT OUT. THEY WERE UNAWARE THAT THE SHOOTER LEFT THE MALL AND A PRINTER WAS ESTABLISHED. — AND A PERIMETER WAS ESTABLISHED. THEY SEARCHED FOR THE SUSPECT. THE PROCESS TO SECURE THE MAL TO ABOUT SIX HOURS AND INVOLVED SEVEN TACTICAL TEAMS. WHILE THEY WORK SECURING THE MALL, INVESTIGATORS WERE INTERVIEWING WITNESSES TO AID IN IDENTIFICATION OF THE SHOOTER. MULTIPLE LEADS THAT WERE OBTAINED DURING THIS TIME. , WHICH LED TO NUMEROUS HOURS OF INVESTIGATION. THESE REQUIRE THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUSPECT, BUT ALSO PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE RELATED TO THE CRIME. THIS IS A CAUTIOUS BALANCE ABOUT WHAT TO RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC THAT TO TH PUBLIC. — TO THE PUBLIC. OUR INVESTIGATION LED US TO BELIEVE TH THIS WAS NOT RANDO SO NO IMMEDIATE DANGER EXISTED TO THE PUBLIC. PHOTOS OF THE SUSPECT WERE NOT RELEASED IN FEAR O COMPROMISING THE INVESTIGATION. IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRESS THAT THIS ACT OF VIOLENCE WAS NOT A RANDOM ONE. IT WAS AN ALTERCATION BETWEEN TWO GROUPS. AS OFT HAPPENS, INNOCENT BYSTANDERS ARE INJURED. THERE WERE FOUR THAT RECEIVED NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. WE EXTEND O PRAYERS FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY. UNBELIEF OF THE WPD, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK NUMEROUS AGENCIES THAT ASSISTED. THE BRAVERY, PROFESSIONALISM, AND SERVICE WAS EXEMPLARY. AS A RESULT, WAUWATOSA AND THAT MADE HER MALL REMAIN A SAFE COMMUNITY AND SHOPPING DESTINATION. I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS THANKS TO OUR DETECTIVES, THE FBI, THE MILWAUKEE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND THEIR COMMITMENT. I AM PROUD OF THE PERSONNEL IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEY HAVE WORK TIRELESSLY TO SOLVE THIS CASE. WE GOT SUPPORT FROM SO MANY AGENCIES. LAW ENFORCEMENT IN WISCONSIN AND IN THE SOUTHEAST PART OF THE STATE CONTINUE TO SHOWCASE THE PROFESSIONALISM AND CAPABILITIES THAT CITIZENS EXPECT. MAYFAIR MALL IS A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SHOP AND IS A SAFE PLACE T BE. SOMETIMES PEOPLE ASK, IS THIS A SAFE PLACE TO GO SHOPPING? YES, IT IS. UNFORTUNATELY, SITUATIONS LIKE THIS CAN HAPPEN AT ANYTIME AND ANYPLACE. MAYFAIR HA BEEN A WONDERFUL PARTNER FOR MANY YEARS. WHENEVER A — AND NEWS MEDIA DEMANDS MOR INFORMATION, EXPECT LIGHTING WHY WE ARE NOT PROVIDING MORBI IN ANY INCIDENT, WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION THAT WE CAN RELEASE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE WILL TAKE QUESTIONS IF Y HAVE SOME. >> WAS THAT THE SAME TEEN THAT WAS ARRESTED? >> THERE WERE SEVERAL MEMBERS INJURED DURING THIS ALTERCATION. >> DID THEY ALL KNOW EACH OTHER >> WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATI THEIR CONNECTIONS. DID ANYBODY ELSE HAVE WEAPONS ON THEM? >> SEVERAL ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE, BUT WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THOSE. >> — >> DO NOT HAVE THOSE DETAILS. THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, IS THAT AVAILABLE FOR US? >> THERE IS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THAT WAS NOT RELEASED. THAT IS DUE TO THE INVESTIGATION AND THE LEADS THAT WE HAD. >> — >> ALL OF THE INJURIES WERE NONLIFE THREATENING. MOST OF THE VICTIMS ARE RECOVERING AT HOME. >> WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE ALTERCATION? WHAT CAUSED THAT? >> WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING THAT. >> WHERE WAS THE TEEN ARRESTED? >> I DO NOT HAVE THAT LOCATION. >> — >> WE ARE STILL LOOKING INTO THE DETAILS REGARDING THAT. >> WHERE THEY GANG MEMBERS? >> I DID NOT KNOW THAT. >> WE KNOW HOW HE LEFT THE PROPERTY? >> HE LEFT THE PROPERTY ON FOOT BASED ON VIDEO THAT WE HAVE SEEN. >> SO EVERYBOD INVOLVED, THEY GOT RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL? >> THERE MAYBE O OR TWO VICTIMS THAT ARE RECEIVING TREATMENT. >> DID HE TURN HIMSELF IN? TALK ABOUT THE REST ITSELF. BASED ON INVESTIGATIVE LEADS, WE OBTAINED SEARCH WARRANTS AND THE SUSPECT WAS ARRESTED BASED ON THAT INFORMATION. >> IS HE FROM WAUWATOSA? >> HE IS A MILWAUKEE RESIDENT. >> — >> LAST NIGHT SOMETIME. >> T PUBLIC — THE SUSPECT WAS SUPPOSEDLY A WHITE MALE. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT H LONG YOU GUYS KNEW ABOUT THE SUSPE AND WIDE PICTURES OR VIDEOS ARE NOT RELEASED. >> THE INITIAL INFORMATION WAS ERRONEOUS ABOUT WHO WE WERE LOOKING FOR. WE KNEW THAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR A WHITE MALE, BUT WE DID NOT KNOW AND AGE. LATER, W DEVELOP SOME LEADS AND WE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE SOMEONE YOUNGER THAN THE PERSON WHO WAS DESCRIBED. ONCE W FOCUS IN ON WHO THE SABBATH — THE SUSPECT TURNED OUT BE, WE WILL PICTURE IT ALL. >> DID THE VIDEO HELP YOU FIND THE SUSPECT? >> YES. >> CAN YOU TELL US ANYTHING ABOUT HOW HE WAS CAPTURED? HE WAS IN A VEHIC AND THAT THEY PULLED OVER THE CAR AND SCOOPED HIM UP THERE. >> WAS A WEAPON FOUND? >> YES. I DO NOT >> WHAT OTHER WEAPONS WERE THERE? >> I’M NOT SURE. I DO NOT MEAN TO BE EVASIVE, BUT THIS IS NEW STUFF THAT IS COMING THROUGH. THE PERSON IN CUSTODY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO OTHER THREAT ALL THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. THERE’S NOTHING MORE AS FAR AS THAT GOES. >> DID ONE OF THE OTHER SHOOTING VICTIMS TELL YO ABOUT THE SUSPECT? >> REPORTS ARE STILL BEING WRITTEN. I DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THAT. >> DID ANY OF THE OTHER VICTIMS HAVE WEAPONS ON THEM AND HAVE THOSE BEEN RECOVERED? >> I DO NOT KNOW. NOT THAT I AM AWARE OF. >> YOU KNOW IF THE SUSPECT CAME TO SETTLE A DISPUTE? IT SEEMS THAT IN THE PAST, PEOPLE CAME TO THE MALL TO SETTLE SCORES. WE KNEW THAT THERE WAS SOME SORT OF ALTERCATION, AND THAT IS WHEN THE BULLET STARTED FINE. HOW MANY BULLETS WERE SHOT? >> I HAVE HEARD DIFFERENT NUMBERS. WE WILL HAVE MORE FOR YOU IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. — >> I DID NOT HAVE THIS IS THAT SPECIFIC DETAILS. IT WAS IN THE EVENING. >> I’M NOT SURE THAT THEY BROUGHT IT TO THE ATTORNEYS YET AS FAR AS TH DISCUSSION — AS FAR AS WHAT THE DISCUSSION WILL

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15-year-old boy arrested in connection with Mayfair Mall mass shooting

Wauwatosa police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a mass shooting at Mayfair Mall.

Wauwatosa police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a mass shooting at Mayfair Mall.The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Friday.Chief Barry Weber held a press conference Sunday afternoon to announce the arrest.Investigators said seven adults and one teen were injured.They were taken to hospitals for treatment and were expected to survive.It was not clear how severe their injuries were.Investigators said most had been released from the hospital.Police have not spoken about the investigation since Friday night.The press conference was called after WISN 12 News asked if a suspect had been arrested.That information was provided by sources.Police initially said they were searching for a white man in his 20s or 30s.Weber said that information was determined not to be correct.The suspect’s name has not been released because of his age.Weber said the Milwaukee boy was arrested in a car Saturday night.He also said the gun was recovered and there was no additional threat to the public.Weber added that he believed the shooting stemmed from an altercation between two groups.He said the suspect was able to escape the mall as officers responded to help the victims.It took officers six hours to clear the mall, Weber said.Investigators have not said how the teen got the gun.No other information has been released. The FBI was called in to assist with the shooting investigation. WISN 12 News continues to gather more information on this developing story.

Wauwatosa police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a mass shooting at Mayfair Mall.

The shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Friday.

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Chief Barry Weber held a press conference Sunday afternoon to announce the arrest.

Investigators said seven adults and one teen were injured.

They were taken to hospitals for treatment and were expected to survive.

It was not clear how severe their injuries were.

Investigators said most had been released from the hospital.

Police have not spoken about the investigation since Friday night.

The press conference was called after WISN 12 News asked if a suspect had been arrested.

That information was provided by sources.

Police initially said they were searching for a white man in his 20s or 30s.

Weber said that information was determined not to be correct.

The suspect’s name has not been released because of his age.

Weber said the Milwaukee boy was arrested in a car Saturday night.

He also said the gun was recovered and there was no additional threat to the public.

Weber added that he believed the shooting stemmed from an altercation between two groups.

He said the suspect was able to escape the mall as officers responded to help the victims.

It took officers six hours to clear the mall, Weber said.

Investigators have not said how the teen got the gun.

No other information has been released.

The FBI was called in to assist with the shooting investigation.

WISN 12 News continues to gather more information on this developing story.

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