The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged a 15-year-old teen as an adult for the July 3rd homicide of 14-year-old Tariq Akbar.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
July 8, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Wednesday, Matthew McMillan, 15, of Milwaukee was charged with one felony of 1st-degree reckless homicide for the July 3rd fatal shooting of Tariq Akbar, 14. A $100K bond was set for McMillan and if convicted is facing up to 65 years in prison. He is expected back in court on July 16 for a preliminary hearing.
The criminal complaint states that McMillan confronted a group of 12 teens including Akbar after the U.S. Bank fireworks and then during an altercation, McMillan fired at least 7 to 9 shots striking Akbar in the back of the head. Police recovered 7 spent cartridges from the crime scene.
Police say, McMillan fought with the group over a female on Facebook. Akbar was not the intended target, according to the criminal complaint.
McMillan apparently is a member of the Bang Brothers gang in the Northside, according to witnesses.