Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Suspect Deniko Banks on the run after shooting near 3rd and Maple

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A fight broke out at a time when people living in Milwaukee are supposed to be staying at home, and the young man who tried to stop the brawl ended up getting shot. 

It was around 9 a.m. on April 9, when Milwaukee police found a 19-year-old who had been shot near South 3rd and Maple. 

Witnesses said the victims tried to break up a fight between Deniko Banks and several roommates. That's when Banks shot him in the leg. 

Banks is on the run and Milwaukee police say he has a violent criminal history. 

The victim will be OK. 

"Here he was trying to do the right thing and deescalate the situation before it became violent. In the end it did become violent and unfortunately for him he got shot," said Capt. Craig Sarnow, Milwaukee Police Department. 

If you know anything about where Deniki Banks might be, you're asked to contact Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. Your call is always anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest you could get a cash reward. 

 


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