Milwaukee Police are investigating an arson/homicide that happened around 7:30 p.m. on June 16 in the 1200 block of W. Wright Street. This location is a residence that is used as a rooming house. The victim is a 72 year old Milwaukee man who died in a fire that was intentionally set by what we believed to be a known actor. MFD responded and put out the fire. Our investigation into this incident is still ongoing and MPD is seeking the suspect.
UPDATE (6/18/17 at 5:20 p.m.): MPD has arrested a 39-year-old Milwaukee woman in connection with the June 16 arson/homicide in the 1200 block of W. Wright Street. This case will be presented to the DA’s Office for charges in the coming days.