MILWAUKEE - A
father fatally stabbed two people, including his 5-month-old
daughter in her crib, and wounded two other people in an
attack at a Milwaukee duplex Friday, the city's police chief
19-year-old mother and her new boyfriend, 22, were rushed to
a Milwaukee area hospital where the woman underwent surgery,
according to Police Chief Edward Flynn. The suspect was
found in a bathroom at the residence with superficial stab
wounds and was arrested, Flynn said.
was able to call police as she was being attacked, Flynn
offender, the man we've arrested, is apparently the
ex-boyfriend (of the mother) and father of the dead
baby," the chief said. "The young man who was
stabbed is someone who very recently established a
relationship with the mother of the baby. Obviously the
mother of the baby has been seriously wounded. Also murdered
was an older man in the apartment who was basically a friend
of the family."
said the parents had a troubled relationship.
have learned from the people at the scene that there
previous incidents of domestic violence, but none have ever
been reported to us," he said.
homicides are among 13 in Milwaukee since the start of the
year, compared to one homicide in January 2014. Milwaukee
Mayor Tom Barrett joined Flynn at the crime scene to
denounce the violence.
mayor, it is very frustrating to have a month like we have
had in her the city of Milwaukee as it pertains to violence.
Usually January is our least violent month of the
year," Barrett said.
police are not seeking any other suspects in the stabbings.