Charges: Fired Milwaukee man shot at co-workers on I-43
MILWAUKEE — Authorities allege a 24-year-old man opened fire on two former co-workers on a Milwaukee freeway the day he was fired.
Jonathan Perez appeared in court Tuesday on felony charges of first-degree reckless injury and first-degree recklessly endangering safety, both by using a dangerous weapon.
Perez was arrested Monday in Friday’s shooting on Interstate 43.
The complaint says the two co-workers were in a Ford Explorer after working in Brown Deer when Perez pulled up and fired a pistol from a few feet away. The driver said the bullet grazed his thigh. His passenger’s left middle finger was nearly severed, and he suffered a through-and-through gunshot wound to his left thigh.
Bail for Perez is set at $50,000. Defense attorney Matt Meyer says it’s too early in the case to comment.
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