Monday, January 25, 2010

Two Men Killed Over The Weekend In The South Side Of Milwaukee

Benjamin Nuñez, family photo

Good samaritan and victim who were fatally shot identified

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 25, 2010

Milwaukee -Police are investigating a double homicide that occured just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday at the 700 block of W. Greenfield Ave. The double homicides are the first reported fatal shooting incidents of the year in the South side.
Benjamin Nuñez, 20, had just left Los Arcos Tavern to go pick up his girlfriend when two men approached him and tried to rob him. While Nuñez was walking to his truck in a nearby parking lot.
The bartender at the tavern noticed the two suspects assaulting  Nuñez, and told other patrons of an attempted robbery. Salvador Chavarin, 47, one of the patrons came to help Nuñez  and was able to grab one of the suspects. The other suspect then shot Chavarin in the chest in the parking lot before also shooting Nuñez several times in the head.
Chavarin died at the scene, and Nuñez, a native of Mexico later died on Sunday at the hospital, according to police.
Homicide investigators are looking for two suspects.

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