UPDATE: Teen Charged in Milwaukee Playground Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 3:45 PM Wed. May 28, 2014

An 18-year-old man has been charged in the shooting of a 10-year-old girl on a Milwaukee playground.

A criminal complaint filed Wednesday says Sylvester Lewis told police he fired toward the playground after a man who was hanging out there shot at him.

Lewis has been charged with first-degree reckless injury and two other felonies. He faces more than 47 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Police Chief Edward Flynn told reporters Monday that Lewis has 15 previous arrests. Court records show he received a 12-month sentence in January 2013 for a burglary conviction but the sentence was stayed.

Lewis does not have an attorney listed in online court records in the shooting case. A message left for his attorney in the burglary case was not immediately returned.

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Police have arrested a suspect with a long criminal record in the shooting of a 10-year-old girl on a Milwaukee playground.

Police Chief Edward Flynn told reporters Monday the 18-year-old man has 15 previous arrests. He was on probation for burglary when Sierra Guyton was shot in the head and seriously wounded Wednesday night. Sierra remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say the girl was caught in the crossfire at the Clarke Street Elementary School playground between two people shooting at each other.

Flynn says the suspect's arrest record includes battery, robbery, vehicle theft, trespassing and burglary.

A second suspect remains at large.

Mayor Tom Barrett is urging the people of Milwaukee to put down their guns.

Flynn says they need the community to stay "engaged and enraged."


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