Man who allegedly fired into crowd in Milwaukee neighborhood faces charges
MILWAUKEE - The man accused of firing into a crowd of people last week is facing multiple charges.
Shawn Alexander Bridges, 42 of Milwaukee, allegedly shot a crowd with an assault weapon, hitting a man and a woman. Police pursued Bridges and took him into custody. According to the criminal complaint, the police officers who first arrived on scene saw a crowd of people outside, and saw a man walking toward them with an assault rife. The man, later identified as Bridges, starting shooting at the crowd. He then walked back into his vehicle and drove away.
The two police officers followed Bridges and caught him after a foot chase which involved a police K9. Bridges was taken to the hospital because of injuries sustained in a fall and from the dog, where they found he had a .25 blood alcohol content level and marijuana in his system.
A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman were both shot in the incident, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
According to the criminal complaint, Bridges faces charges of First-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety - Use of a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Endangering Safety by Use of a Dangerous Weapon (Under the Influence of an Intoxicant), and Obstructing/Resisting an Officer.