Trevon Galmore pleads not guilty to the charges

Trevon Galmore pleaded not guilty on Monday April 4 in connection with a shooting and head-on crash that occurred on the northwest side of the city on Sunday March 20.

Court documents say a child and four friends went to sell or trade a gun with a magazine lying in an alley near 77th and Townsend. The case took a turn when someone in another group of five grabbed the gun and left, leading to a chase that ended in the crash.

Documents indicate that 18-year-old Josue Melendez was the one in the southbound car who fired the gun just before the crash. Trevon Galmore, 20, was in the northbound car; he was found guilty of shooting and injuring someone in 2019.

Gunshot, crash near 77th and Lisbon, Milwaukee

Galmore allegedly stole the gun from someone in Melendez’s group during the attempted sale on Sunday. That’s when, according to the filings, Melendez grabbed a gun from someone in Galmore’s group. Galmore and four others took off, with Melendez and four people in his car pursuing.

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Melendez told police that as he and the others drove in search of Galmore, he loaded the gun that was taken. When they turned a corner, they were facing each other – and he fired.

A total of seven people were arrested, including a 15-year-old boy. Police said they were still looking for unidentified suspects.

Melendez is charged with shooting a gun from a car. His preliminary hearing was postponed on Monday – now set for April 27.

Galmore is charged with possession of a firearm. He is due back in court on April 22.

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