Milwaukee man accused of killing uncle in one shooting, then murdering someone else in crime spree

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Source: Milawukee County Office of the Sheriff; MEGA

May. 3 2021, Updated 10:43 a.m. ET

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A Milwaukee man was charged with fatally shooting two people, including his uncle, and wounding another within a few hours, according to police.

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Authorities said Mharquelle Dixon, 19, went on a killing spree — that stretched less than a couple of miles  — in Milwaukee on April 23.

The first shooting took place near 24th and Clarke Street around 3:20 p.m., but the victim was not noticed until about 11:20 p.m.

Witnesses told police a car was parked in the same spot for hours, and they only realized the occupant was dead when they heard a phone ring inside the car and saw no response.  

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The man was pronounced dead in the driver's seat of a car, from gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Police said Dixon confessed to shooting this man, who turned out to be his uncle, because he was convinced that members of his family were planning on killing him. 

Dixon reportedly told police that he did not want to kill his uncle, but “felt he had to," according to reports. 

The second shooting took place near 24th and Ash Street around 4:45 p.m. Officers found a 20-year-old man on the ground outside a car, suffering from fatal gunshot wounds to the head and body. A 21-year-old woman was also shot, but was expected to survive.

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A witness who was working on the car told police Dixon and the victim were talking inside the car, which was on a jack with the hood up, when he heard shots, according to FOX 6 NOW News. He told police he saw a woman run out of the car, and Dixon ran after the woman before hearing more gunshots. The witness assumed Dixon was shooting at the woman. 

Moments after this shooting, police received a call from a convenience store one block south of the homicide scene after receiving a report of someone in the store with a gun, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Dixon was charged with two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of reckless injury, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of bail jumping. He is currently being held in Milwaukee County jail.

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