Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: 2 men gunned down sitting in SUV in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's the worst thing two mothers can have in common: their sons killed sitting side by side in a double murder in Milwaukee. A case that detectives say is at risk of becoming a cold case.
Valeria Wooten and Kimberly Johnson don't know one another but they do know each other's pain. On Oct. 1, 2019, Johnson's son, Kentrell Tolliver, was sitting in the driver's seat of his white Mercedes SUV. In the passenger seat was his friend, Layton Lewis, who everybody knew as "Fufu."
That night it was raining, and they were parked in front of a home near 70th and Fiebrantz in Milwaukee. Around 10:45 p.m., someone shot both of them multiple times.
A person who lives nearby found their bodies inside the SUV.
Milwaukee Police Department Detective RoseMarie Galindo is investigating the case.
"This is a quiet residential street, a lot of the neighbors they have a block watch on that street and a lot of the people that called 911," Det. Galindo said.
Without witnesses, video, and very little evidence that leads in the case have dried up. Detectives do believe the shooting was a drug deal that went wrong.
"Even in cases where we feel it may be drug-related or there may have been drug activity going on, we still investigate all of these cases to the fullest. No one has a right to take another person's life and in this case two people's lives," said Galindo.
Tolliver was in his 20s and starting his own day care business.
"I can't see him again. I can't talk to him. I still have text messages from him," said Kimberly Johnson.
Fufu Lewis was in his 40s, and left behind a wife and five children.
Both now have mothers with broken hearts. They're asking for your help.
"I just wish someone would come forward, I’m battling cancer, but God been holding me and he is going to hold me long enough… I think that’s the only thing that’s keeping me alive to find out who killed him," said Valeria.
If you know anything about this double murder, you're urged to call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-8477. You can also use the P3 Tips App. If your tip leads to an arrest for this case, there's a $2,000 reward.
Remember when you contact Crime Stoppers, no one will ever find out.