Police identify suspects in Family Dollar murder
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MILWAUKEE - Prosecutors have identified two men suspected of killing an employee at a Family Dollar store on Milwaukee's south side.
According to the criminal complaint, the crime spree started when a woman in Greenfield reported she was robbed at gunpoint on Aug. 4. The woman said she saw a man approach her, say "give me your purse" and then he began "pistol whipping her across the face."
The Greenfield Police Department were later called to the Speedway gas station in West Allis after the woman's credit card had been used. They saw Jason Wandick on surveillance video along with Mikal Jones, 29, identified as his cousin.
Two days later, on Aug. 6, Milwaukee Police were called to the Family Dollar store on Oklahoma Avenue. A clerk had been shot in the head during an armed robbery and was later pronounced dead.
A friend of Wandick's said he reportedly told her he had committed a robbery and murder, and Mikal Jones told police he was driving the getaway car. Jones told police Wandick had admitted to the murder but said the gun accidentally went off.
On Aug. 12, a woman said she was robbed by two men behind her home around 5:30 a.m. and took her purse and work uniform. She later identified Jones as the man holding the gun. Visa later informed her that her card had been used at a nearby BP station shortly after.
Jones has been charged with Attempted fraudulent use of a credit card, felony murder and armed robbery - with use of force. If convicted of all crimes, he could face more than 95 years in prison.
Wandick has not yet been charged.