A Milwaukee man shot and killed a gang-affiliated teenager with a long criminal history who attempted to rob him and others on Monday.
The 15-year-old reportedly had been shot during an armed robbery attempt about a month ago and was part of a group that had carried out numerous armed robberies several days prior to the shooting.
According to Milwaukee police, a group of assailants attempted to rob another group of people at around 5:30 a.m. Monday, WISN reports. One of the targets, a 30-year-old man, pulled out a gun and shot one of the assailants, the 15-year-old.
Five people, between 14 and 18 years old, were arrested following the incident.
They had also been involved in “dozens” of robberies over several days prior to the shooting, said Milwaukee police department spokesman Lt. Mark Stanmeyer.
Stanmeyer said that the deceased teen was “a known gang-member” whose previous criminal charges included armed robbery and auto theft.
The teen was even shot during an Aug. 1 robbery attempt, according to several news outlets.
Stanmeyer told The Daily Caller that the circumstances of that shooting are unclear. He said that the teen claimed he was shot while walking down the street and went to a hospital for treatment on foot.
The 30-year-old man was detained by police after the shooting but released. Stanmeyer said that the case is before the district attorney.
He also told TheDC that the department is unable to disclose whether individuals have concealed carry permits.
A very similar incident involving a Milwaukee robbery gang occurred in July. A nurse with a concealed carry permit shot a 15-year-old assailant as he and a 17-year-old accomplice attempted to steal her car. During the investigation it was discovered that the two teens had been involved in previous armed robberies that involved numerous others. (RELATED: Bas Ass Nurse Shoots Carjacker, Breaks Up Criminal Ring)