Police connect teens to recent Milwaukee, Wauwatosa carjackings
Police are investigating whether a string of carjackings and robberies in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa this summer are the work of a ring of teenagers, and have charged a 17-year-old in connection with two of the incidents.
A 15-year-old involved in two incidents was subject to a more immediate consequence last month, when the woman he was trying to carjack shot him, police said.
The boy remains in the hospital with serious injuries, Milwaukee Police confirmed. He is in custody but has not been charged.
The 17-year-old, John Marshall Davis, was charged last week with attempted robbery as a party to a June 23 crime in which police sayhe and the 15-year-old demanded car keys from a woman in the 4100 block of N. 14th St. in Milwaukee.
The woman, Victoria Davison of Milwaukee, pulled a gun from a gym bag and shot the younger boy.
Davis also is charged with armed robbery with threat of force as a party to a June 26 crime that began near N. 80th St. and W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa. In that case, a group of teens threatened a man with an AK-47 style BB gun to get the keys to his SUV. They took the vehicle on a joy ride that ended with a high-speed police chase and 11 arrests, including Davis.
A preliminary hearing for Davis is scheduled Wednesday.
The 15-year-old is linked to two incidents on June 22 and June 23.
On June 22, police believe he shot a Milwaukee native who had returned to his hometown for a class reunion during an attempted carjacking involving a group of suspects. As the man sped away in his rented Range Rover to avoid being carjacked, the 15-year-old allegedly shot him in the face.
On June 23, the 15-year-old was one of two boys who came up behind Davison after she had parked her car near her home and tried to rob her of her keys, she told police.
According to Davison, one teen told her, "I want the keys, car, everything."
Davison said when she didn't give the teens the keys fast enough, one of the boys said, "Go get the cannon."
Thinking it meant a gun, Davison unzipped her gym bag, pulled out her own concealed gun, and shot the 15-year-old.
The woman told WISN-TV that she had a conceal carry permit, but the Journal Sentinel could not independently confirm that Saturday.
Milwaukee Police Lt. Mark Stanmeyer said state law prohibited him from confirming whether Davison has a permit, but she is not expected to be charged in the shooting because she appears to have acted in self defense.
Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel staff contributed to this report.