40th and Burleigh Homicide; Milwaukee man charged

An 18-year-old Milwaukee man is charged in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred near 40th and Burleigh on Thursday, June 9. The accused is Quaveion Stanley – and he faces the following criminal charges:

  • First degree reckless homicide
  • Jump bail (misdemeanor), two counts

According to the criminal complaint, Milwaukee police were dispatched to a shooting inside a store near 40th and Burleigh on June 9. The victim, identified as 18-year-old Tamaris Smith, was found in the store after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared deceased.

Officers at the scene recovered a total of four fired .40 caliber cartridge casings – and one bullet fired near the victim’s body, the complaint states.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video from inside and outside the store. The complaint states that “the video shows the victim entering the store and going to the back of the store where he can be seen trying on a new t-shirt.” A few minutes later, another person (the accused) enters the store – the complaint states that the police know Stanley from a previous arrest and his association with a gang. The video shows the defendant approaching and “appearing to say something to the victim. Next, the video shows the defendant raising a gun and shooting the victim,” the complaint states. The accused then fled from the store “while continuing to shoot the victim with his firearm”.

Fatal shooting near 40th and Burleigh, Milwaukee

On Tuesday, June 21, investigators received reports that the accused was in the 19th and Atkinson area. They conducted surveillance there. Shortly after, the complaint states that Stanley “looked directly at the unmarked police vehicle, then removed a previously concealed black handgun from his right belt, then threw the handgun under the food truck.” The defendant was taken into custody.

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During a search in Stanley, the complaint says officers found marijuana. They also recovered the firearm that had been thrown under the food truck. It was determined to be a Glock 22 .40 caliber semi-automatic weapon.

Stanley made his first appearance in Milwaukee County Court on Sunday, June 26. Cash bail was set at $200,000. Stanley is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on July 6.

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