TraJa & TraJa's Heart

2017 CURRENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOMICIDES

MILWAUKEE —An 18-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend was released from custody a month ago, records show.

Hakeem Tucker was sentenced in March to 40 months in prison after he was convicted of robbing his own friend at gunpoint. He sentence was stayed by a judge in favor of just nine months in the House of Correction and probation.

Now Tucker is a fugitive wanted for the death of Stephanie Jones.

“He always told her he’s going to kill her, swear to God,” Jones’ brother, Steve Jones, said Tuesday. “He was always like, ‘I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill you.’ And I guess it came true. He did it.”

Steve Jones said he was inside the home near North 41st Street and West North Avenue when Tucker forced his way inside.

“My daddy saw him. He started tangling with my daddy, and he shot my daddy first,” Jones said. “My sister ran up on him, got to hitting him. That’s when he shot my sister two times in the chest.”

Jones’ father was hospitalized with a serious injury, police said.

Jones said police have been to the family’s home in the past, explaining that his sister was concerned because Tucker had been violent. Sources said he’d been arrested and accused of domestic violence but never prosecuted.

Jones and Tucker have a two-year-old daughter together.

January 3rd, 2017  Stephanie A. Jones, Age 18 – Milwaukee