A friendly gathering of coworkers turned into an argument, then a fight, and then what the police say was a shooting with the intent to kill into a car.
Two men from Milwaukee who work at a restaurant in Pewaukee will be charged with attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting at the car of another coworker after a fight after leaving a birthday party at an apartment on the south side of Waukesha.
Alan A. Tronco, 26, and Rushawn J. Williams, 24, were both charged with recklessly endangering safety. Tronco was the shooter, and Williams was driving the car from which shots were fired on April 2 on the Fox River Parkway near Sunset Drive. Tronco was also charged with having a gun while being a convicted criminal.
If you are found guilty of attempted murder, you could spend up to 60 years in prison.
According to a criminal complaint that was filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Tronco and the male victim, whose age was not given, had a fight outside of the Wisteria Lane apartment just before midnight on Sunday, when their restaurant manager’s birthday party was going on. The argument escalated into a fistfight, and then something more.
After leaving the party, the victim told the police that he saw Williams’s silver Jeep coming up from behind his car. The complaint says that Tronco was sitting in the passenger seat of Williams’ car when he fired several times at the victim’s car.
One of the bullets hit the victim’s leg. Later, police found 10 bullet holes in the car, shell casings on the road, and bullet pieces in the car.
The Police Arrested Both Suspects
The shooting was reported by a resident who heard the shots, and the victim’s family told police about it on Racine Avenue. The police immediately started looking for the two suspects.
The next day, the police couldn’t find them or their silver Jeep at their known addresses, so they tracked Tronco’s phone and found out he was in Neenah. Later, on Monday just after 11 a.m., police in Fond du Lac County stopped a high-risk car on Interstate 41 and arrested both men.
The tweet below confirms the news:
Two Milwaukee men have been charged with attempted homicide following a fight at a Waukesha house party https://t.co/Njun6aQsri
— Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) April 5, 2023
During his interview with police, Tronco said in the complaint that he and the victim had been asked to leave the party because of their fight. Tronco said that after the fight outside, the victim drove his car toward them, making his tires squeal, and almost hit Williams as they walked to the Jeep. That started the car chase, and Tronco fired at the car with a gun that was in Williams’ glove box.
Tronco said that the victim was a friend whom he had confronted at the party for being drunk. He said that he only shot at the victim’s tires to scare him.
Because Tronco was found guilty of serious battery in Waukesha County in 2018, he is also being charged with being a felon in possession of a gun, which is another felony. This charge can get you up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $25,000.
Tronco and Williams are both being held in the Waukesha County jail. Tronco’s cash bail is $250,000 and Williams’s is $100,000. On April 14, both of them will have a first hearing.
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