Ashley Sears, Fox 6 (Milwaukee), August 10, 2016
Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery turned homicide.
32-year-old Rebecca Wood was shot and killed on July 13th near 28th and Clarke.
Investigators say Wood was shot while in her vehicle.
According to a criminal complaint, 21-year-old Deanthony Bradley and three others wanted to rob her. A witness told investigators he saw Bradley with a weapon, and thought this was a drug deal.
Authorities say Bradley pointed a gun at Wood’s head with his finger on the trigger. He told police when Wood tried to drive away, the gun went off–and Wood was killed. An autopsy revealed she suffered two gunshot wounds–one to the back and one to the chest–wounds caused by one bullet, according to police.
After the shooting, Wood’s vehicle crashed into a tree in the area.
According to the complaint, after the shooting, a witness indicated one of the suspects went to Rebecca Wood’s vehicle and took a purse–apparently dropping it when a witness yelled at them.
The complaint says police found Rebecca Wood’s purse and a $20 bill near her body at the scene. A $10 bill was later found at the scene, with blood on it.
According to the complaint, one of the suspects stated that they got away with $20 after the robbery and fatal shooting. The complaint states that a suspect told investigators he used the money to buy cigarettes and “two bags of weed.”
According to the complaint, after the fatal shooting, Bradley posted on Facebook that he had to “cut his fro and get low.”
Rebecca Wood left behind two children, and an entire family heartbroken over the loss.