Luis Hernandez-Perez Arrested – At around 10:30 in the morning on Wednesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was given information that shots had been fired on Interstate 94 westbound at 35th Street and the 35th and the Stadium Interchange. A man from Milwaukee has been charged in connection to a gunshot that took place on a freeway early on the morning of March 1. Luis Hernandez-Perez, 33, is accused of firing a shot at another vehicle after the driver allegedly gave him the middle finger. A criminal complaint states that the victim reported to a deputy that he witnessed a beige sedan cut off a dump truck while he was driving on Interstate 94.
The victim said he “flipped off” the driver, later identified as Hernandez-Perez, on the north-to-west-ramp of the Marquette Interchange. According to the complaint, both vehicles continued driving in a westerly direction, with the victim’s vehicle following Hernandez- Perez’s. The victim told the deputies that Hernandez-Perez would not allow him past, despite his repeated attempts to do so. The victim then flipped off Hernandez-Perez again. The victim stated that he looked out the window as they got closer to the Stadium Interchange and noticed Hernandez-Perez sticking his hand out of the window and pointing what seemed to be a firearm. After then, the victim heard between two and three gunshots. According to the complaint, the victim continued to trail Hernandez-vehicle Perez’s all the way to the Mitchell Boulevard exit.
Roughly halfway down the ramp, the victim said Hernandez-Perez stopped his car and fired two or three more shots. During their investigation, deputies discovered two empty gunshot shells in the median of westbound Interstate 94 near the Stadium Interchange. The victim gave deputies the beige car’s license plate number, and deputies later found it parked outside a West Allis home. There, Hernandez-Perez said he owned the car and alleged that two people shot at him. He said he had a handgun, but denied shooting it. Hernandez-Perez is charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety and discharging a firearm toward a building or vehicle. On Saturday, March 4, he made his first appearance in court, and a cash bond in the amount of $5,000 was set.
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