MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee police believe an argument led to the fatal shooting at the hotel of Jose Stanton, 28, nearly 6, and Vine on Monday night, December 6.
It happened around 11:20 p.m. at the Days Inn and Suites.
The suspect is still big.
Erica Hunt, a friend of Stanton’s who calls him “Rico”, said he was working as a security guard at the hotel.
“He did his job too well,” Hunt said. “He did his job too well and he paid the ultimate price for doing his job too well.”
Hunt told CBS 58 that there was an apparent argument between a woman and her boyfriend on Monday night and Stanton told them they had to leave.
She explains that the man returned to the Days Inn and shot Stanton.
Milwaukee police said the 28-year-old was shot multiple times and died at the scene.
The MPD confirmed “the circumstances leading up to the murder appear to be relevant to the argument.”
Hunt describes Stanton as a protector, and someone who is always loving, caring, and always on the side of strangers.
“I lost my brother. I lost my brother,” she cried. “I’m going through a couple of things in my life and he called me yesterday and this morning I woke up to call him back. I’ve lost my guard. When I’m out on the road, will my teammates be? Am I there to protect me?”
Hunt told CBS 58 that Stanton confided in her about previous troubles at the hotel.
She said she offered to help him find another job but he refused, telling her he was just ‘doing my job’.
If you have any information, contact Milwaukee police or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS.