REPORTS: Black Milwaukee Trump Supporter Killed, Police Investigating Whether Motive Was Political
A black supporter of President Donald Trump was killed in a targeted shooting Thursday in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood. Local authorities are investigating if there was a political motive behind the shooting of the long time resident, according to reports.
Bernell Trammell, a 60-year-old Black Trump supporter, was shot and killed in front of his business and the Milwaukee Police Department still had no suspects as of Sunday.
Trammell was known for his outspoken support of Trump, his handmade political signs and was a well known member of the community. He ran eXpressions Journal “for years out of an old storefront on East Wright Street,” according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, local law enforcement officials have only confirmed the fatal shooting but have not discussed possible motives. The shooting took place at 12:31 p.m. on the 900 block of East Wright Street. Police are asking anyone with information to call (414) 935-7360 or Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-TIPS.