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Milwaukee man charged with murder in shooting of 14-year-old

WTMJ News Team

Milwaukee man charged with murder in shooting of 14-year-old

CREATED Jul. 30, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE - A man from Milwaukee has been charged in the murder of a 14-year-old boy over the weekend.

Multiple witnesses told police they saw DeMario Denell Jackson at a house party after midnight on July 27 near 2940 N. 12th Street. Numerous fights broke out, and Jackson began firing into a crowd of people.

"He shot Japhet Moore in the head and fired numerous shots into the crowd," the criminal complaint said.

Four people were shot, and Japhet Moore died at the scene. According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, the 14-year-old boy from Milwaukee was shot in the head. The other three victims were taken to various hospitals.

"[Jackson] held the gun with both hands and then began firing the gun from left to right in an arc and was firing into the crowd and it did not appear as if he was targeting anyone," a witness said.

Jackson was found hiding at a friend's home on 40th Street just before 3 p.m. July 27. He has been charged with first-degree reckless homicide with a dangerous weapon, possession with intent to deliver controlled substance, and three counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety with a dangerous weapon.

If convicted of all crimes, he could face up to 121 years in prison.

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