A 28-year-old Glendale man has been charged with shooting an assault rifle and killing a 16-year-old after a minor traffic collision in Milwaukee on Sept. 19, according to a criminal complaint.
Prosecutors charged Davante C. Doss with first-degree reckless homicide and two felony gun charges in the shooting that killed Fabian Guzman.
Doss faces up to 99 years in prison. He is in the Milwaukee County Jail with cash bail set at $150,000.
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Guzman is one of nine children who were hurt by gunfire in Milwaukee in a two-week period beginning Sept. 12, according to police. Another teenager, Jamal Sanders, 17, was shot and killed in a separate incident on Sept. 14.
Guzman is remembered as a music enthusiast and a protective brother to his siblings, according to an obituary.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police were called to the 1600 block of North 6th Street, just west of Schlitz Park, around 9 p.m. Sept. 19 after a bus driver reported seeing a shooting
Officers interviewed an unnamed witness who said he was driving south on North 6th Street with Guzman in the passenger seat. A speeding Chevy Malibu driving in the next lane collided with Guzman’s car, sending a rearview mirror flying off one of the vehicles, surveillance video showed.
The witness said he and Guzman stayed in their vehicle as the two cars pulled over. But the driver of the Malibu stepped out of the car, shouted, “Bro, you hit my (expletive) car” and shot several times at them.
The witness drove away, later realized Guzman was hit and drove him to a hospital, where he later died.
Surveillance video captured the license plate of the suspect vehicle and eventually tracked it to a motel in Glendale, where Doss was arrested. In the trunk, police found a semi-automatic assault rifle that was consistent with the weapon fired at the homicide scene.
Doss said he had the gun for protection and fired at the other vehicle to scare the occupants, according to the complaint. He said he saw the driver of the vehicle make a hand motion while holding an object and thought the driver was also going to exit the car.
He is barred from possessing guns after being convicted of felony bail jumping in a 2018 domestic abuse case.
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Minor car crash preceded shooting that killed 16-year-old near Schlitz Park in Milwaukee