Teenager pleads not guilty in killing of Sikh man at Milwaukee store
MILWAUKEE - A teenager accused of killing a man at a corner food store on Milwaukee's north side was expected to enter a courtroom for the first time.
Deangelo Williams, 16, was to head to a courtroom in Milwaukee, accused of killing Dalbir Singh, 56 on August 15.
Williams is being charged as an adult with first degree reckless homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon. He had previously committed armed robbery earlier this year.
If he is convicted, he faces up to 70 years in prison.
The victim was a member of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, a group which has had more than its share of tragedy in recent weeks.
Singh was closing the Harmony II food store for his nephew last week when the deadly shooting happened, near the corner of North 38th and West Locust Streets.
"He (was) really nice. He (was) always doing prayer," said Jatinder Singh, the victim's nephew.
Dalbir, Jatinder and other family members ran inside and slammed a wooden door when they saw a man with a gun.
They called police. That's when Jatinder heard a bang.
He said the would-be robber shot through a door and hit his uncle, Dalbir, in the head.
"This makes us so mad," said Jhalman Singh, the victim's friend.
Now, the family must look even deeper for healing because of one tragedy after another.
Williams was to head to a courtroom in the Milwaukee County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.