Patterson shot Rivera during an attempted robbery.
By H. Nelson Goodson
May 13, 2014
Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Jimmy D. Patterson Jr., 28, was charged with one count of felony murder and one count for possession of a weapon by a felon in connection with the May 5, South side homicide of Jose Rivera, 32, aka, "El Chino." A warrant has been issued for Patterson.
Police say, Rivera was fatally shot at the 700 block of S. 32 Street while sitting inside a vehicle with a friend, who was driving. They went to the residence with intent to buy marijuana, but as they sat outside in the vehicle, Patterson apparently showed up in another vehicle. He approached both Rivera and his friend and attempted to rob them. In the process, Patterson fired several shots into the vehicle striking and killing Rivera. Rivera's friend was not reported injured.
The driver witness later identified Patterson from some mugshots as the shooter. Patterson lived about three blocks away from the crime scene and was staying at the 3000 block of W. National Ave. Patterson remains at large and is being sought for Rivera's murder, according to police.