Delivery driver attacked in Third Ward after shooting

An off-duty officer recovers from a gunshot to the stomach in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. It happened Thursday afternoon in the Shake Shack at Buffalo and Water streets. A dash delivery driver was picking up an order at the Shake Shack. She wants to remain anonymous as the police search for more suspects. but she sat down with 12 News to share her story. The woman lost her job during the pandemic and worked as a food delivery driver to make ends meet. She has three young daughters, aged 1, 5 and 9. She told 12 News she made too much money as a delivery driver to qualify for child support, but couldn’t afford child care. to have my children with me, I had to do what I had to do to pay my bills, I was already struggling,” she says. On Thursday afternoon, she picked up an order from Shake Shack. One of her daughters needed to use the restroom so she quickly parked and planned to run inside to ask if she could go to the restroom while she picked up her order. She made sure to take her car keys with her. car,” she said. She turned around and saw a man running from his car. She said panic had set in. The man, who police say was trying to stole his car, dropped his phone while running.with me we were calling the cops to let them know my car had just been stolen and i had his phone with me,we thought maybe they could end up with his phone,” she said. But it’s what happened next that haunts her. “He was in there listening,” she said. “He realized I had his phone, and he kinda lifted his shirt and started charging at me, you could see he had a gun and he was charging at me, and he rolled up his arms around me…and began to tackle me to the ground. An off-duty Milwaukee police officer inside the restaurant sprang into action. is he on the floor in bleeding and he still wasn’t worried about himself, he was repeating over and over ‘Idaho plates’ and the plate number,” the delivery driver told 12 News. This information helped police make two arrests in connection with the crimes. “I just feel like if he wasn’t there it could have been me who was shot, it could have been anybody in the restaurant who was shot, he really saved our lives. life,” she said. she would tell the officer if she ever had the chance to meet him. makes cards for him, so hopefully we can meet him. r children, who watched everything from the car. “It changed everything for us,” she said. She said her children were startled at every sudden noise and the emotional toll didn’t allow her to return to making deliveries. “They’re scared to come with me, I’m scared to do it,” she said. “I don’t feel safe in Milwaukee.” She also explained how she loses sleep due to the guilt she feels. “I feel like it’s my fault,” she said, holding back tears. “I told the police that maybe if I hadn’t picked up the phone, if I had just left him on the floor, maybe he would have come back, grabbed the phone and left, and none of this would have happened.” A GoFundMe account is set up for donations to help her and her three daughters with expenses while she is out of work. “I’m just trying to spend the next two weeks while I look for a new job, looking for babysitting,” she said. Apart from the daily costs, she is also worried that she may need the money for an operation related to intracranial pressure, something she discovered days before the incident. To donate to the GoFundMe, click here.

An off-duty officer recovers from a gunshot to the stomach in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.

It happened Thursday afternoon in the Shake Shack on Buffalo and Water streets.

A home delivery driver was picking up an order at Shake Shack. She wants to remain anonymous as the police search for more suspects. but she sat down with 12 News to share her story.

The woman lost her job during the pandemic and worked as a food delivery boy to make ends meet.

She has three young daughters, aged 1, 5 and 9. She told 12 News she made too much money as a delivery driver to qualify for child support, but couldn’t afford childcare, so her kids accompanied the rides. .

“I had to have my kids with me, I had to do what I had to do to pay my bills, I was already struggling,” she said.

On Thursday afternoon, she picked up an order from Shake Shack. One of her daughters needed to use the restroom, so she quickly parked and planned to run inside to ask if she could use the restroom while she picked up her order.

She made sure to take her car keys with her.

“When I opened the door they said someone was stealing your car,” she said.

She turned around and saw a man running away from his car. She said the panic had set in.

The man, who police say was trying to steal his car, dropped his phone while running.

“I took the phone with me, [into Shake Shack] we were calling the cops to let them know my car had just been stolen and I had his phone with me, we thought maybe they could find him with his phone,” she said.

But it’s what happened next that haunts her.

“He was in there listening,” she said. and he wrapped his arms around me… and started slamming me down.

An off-duty Milwaukee police officer inside the restaurant sprang into action.

She said the officer pulled the man out of her, but the man then shot the officer in the abdomen.

He is recovering and should survive.

“The amazing thing is he’s on the floor bleeding and he still wasn’t worrying about himself, he was saying over and over ‘Idaho plates’ and the plate number,” said the delivery driver told 12 News.

This information helped police make two arrests in connection with the crimes.

“I just feel like if he wasn’t there it could have been me who got shot, it could have been anybody in the restaurant who got shot, he really saved our lives,” she said.

12 News asked what she would tell the officer if she ever had the chance to meet him.

“I would tell him, thank you, and he’s our hero, and I hope we get the chance to meet him,” she said. “My kids made cards for him, so hopefully we can meet him.”

She said the harrowing experience was still there for her and her children, who watched it all from the car.

“It changed everything for us,” she said.

She said her children were startled at every sudden noise and the emotional toll didn’t allow her to start making deliveries again.

“They’re scared to come with me, I’m scared to do it,” she said. “I don’t feel safe in Milwaukee.”

She also explained how she was losing sleep due to the guilt she felt.

“I feel like it’s my fault,” she said, fighting back tears. the phone and I left, and none of this would have happened.”

A GoFundMe account is set up for donations to help her and her three daughters with expenses while she is out of work.

“I’m just trying to spend the next two weeks while I look for a new job, looking for babysitting,” she said.

Apart from the daily costs, she is also concerned that she may need money for surgery related to intracranial pressure, which she discovered days before the incident.

To donate to GoFundMe, click here.

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