A tragic incident of lethal violence unfolded in West Allis, resulting in the death of a 35-year-old man, Antwon Rhodes. Authorities are investigating the possibility that this incident may be a case of domestic violence.
Late Thursday evening, at around 11:41 p.m., police rushed to a residential area at the intersection of 69th and National, responding to a reported shooting. Details of the emergency call came to light through recorded dispatch audio.
The initial information suggested that the female caller might have shot her boyfriend. Initially, she claimed that her boyfriend had assaulted her and was in possession of a firearm, which, she stated, had not been used. However, her narrative changed later as she admitted to shooting him and was unable to locate the firearm.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers maintained contact with the caller to ascertain the man’s condition, to which she responded that he was unresponsive and not breathing. Consequently, they instructed her to exit the residence, displaying empty hands.
Kristin Jens, a nearby resident, narrated her witnessing of the tense situation. As she peeked out of her window, she noticed a police officer moving stealthily between cars, gun ready. Seeing this, she began to feel anxious.
She continued to observe as a rapid police response encircled the house, with their weapons at the ready. She heard the echoing shouts of the officers instructing someone to exit the house with hands raised.
Authorities subsequently arrested a 28-year-old woman. Inside the house, they discovered the lifeless body of Antwon Rhodes, who bore several gunshot wounds. According to the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s report, Rhodes was a resident of the house.
Although the West Allis police have yet to confirm the relationship between the man and woman, they have established that they were acquainted. There were no other individuals in the house at the time of the incident.