Two Milwaukee Southside Homicide Victims Identified As Luis A. Santiago And Gabriel Velazquez

Milwaukee police looking for multiple suspects in several unrelated Milwaukee Southside homicides over the weekend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 24, 2015

Milwaukee, WI – On Monday, the Milwaukee Police Department identified two Milwaukee Southside homicide victims that were reported killed over the weekend as Luis A. Santiago, 35, and Gabriel Velazquez, 35, both of Milwaukee. Santiago was fatally shot in an alley at the 1400 block of S. 31Street on August 21. Three suspects have been taken into custody and police are looking for more suspects connected to Friday’s homicide.
On early Saturday, Velazquez was shot at the 1500 block of S. 15 Street after getting into an altercation with several men inside a corner tavern. The altercation continued outside the tavern and Velazquez attempted to run over the two suspects with his vehicle, which one of them had a weapon and shot at Velazquez in the driver’s seat. Velazquez was wounded, but fled the scene and later died while driving on S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive and W. National Ave. where the vehicle crashed.
Police released a surveillance video from the tavern showing the suspects wanted in connection with the Velazquez murder and a vehicle used by the suspects to flee the crime scene.

Video of the suspects and vehicle can be found at https://youtu.be/zF7bK9fqw1Y

Police released the following information about the suspects description and vehicle used in Velazquez homicide.

● Suspect #1: Black male, 5’5” tall, 130 lbs., goatee, short faded hair with a small Mohawk, no shirt, dark colored shorts with boxer style underwear, white tennis shoes (not pictured in the video)

● Suspect #2: White or Hispanic male, 5’10” to 6’2” tall, 170-180 lbs, light complexion, short hair, light blue t-shirt, blue jeans, two tone sneakers, black watch on left wrist, and wearing a necklace

The suspects were seen leaving the scene in an early 2000’s tan or gray Saturn with black front and rear bumpers. Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360.

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