From the Milwaukee Police Department:
We join with the community in expressing our sympathy to the family of Darius Simmons and we welcome the opportunity to meet with his family to answer any questions they may have.
In the critical moments in the aftermath of a homicide, the first responsibility of the police is to do justice to the victim – in this case, a 13-year-old boy. Darius’ mother was a critical witness and experienced detectives take the greatest care in getting a statement from a family member so close to the victim of a tragedy. This may have taken more time than we would have liked, but the result was the immediate arrest of a criminal suspect.