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.
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The man has two previous arrests for drug possession and one for public intoxication. The motive is unclear, and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said detectives are looking into whether mental illness was a factor.
“The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, who is homeless, with a last known address in Brooklyn” reports ABC 7 New York. Police said the suspect climbed up “the metal superstructure” underneath the artificial tree and lit papers he had brought with him on fire, then shoved the papers into the tree structure.
He then climbed down and watched from the street level as it burned, and he was spotted by building security who pointed the man out to police officers posted in nearby Rockefeller Center,” reports ABC.
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