Milwaukee Man Charged With Fatally Shooting 5 Family Members

Man Called Police Saying He 'Massacred' Family

Police tape at a nighttime crime scene
Tony Webster

Authorities have brought charges against a Milwaukee man with a history of domestic violence they say shot and killed five of his family members, including four teenagers, before calling police and saying “I just massacred my whole family.”

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged 43-year-old Christoper Stokes with five counts of first-degree homicide for the Monday shooting, each count carries a potential sentence of life in prison. He was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The victims ranged in age from 14 to 41, but as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, the criminal complaint does not detail how they were related to the alleged shooter. The complaint also does not contain information regarding a motive.

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No attorney was listed for Stokes in online court records.