Five arrested in alleged plot to kill Milwaukee police officers

CREATED Jan. 17, 2013

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Milwaukee Police disrupted a plan late last summer to kill two police officers and a south side gang leader, according to court documents released Thursday.

Members of the alleged plot were charged in September with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, but the charges only came to light through newly released court documents.

The five charged in the murder conspiracy are all members of the La Familia gang, according to police. Charging documents name them as Joe Frazier, Eliezer Cruz, Michael Geluk, Gabriel Guerrero and Maricela Gullicksen.

According to those court papers, the plot stemmed from a double shooting August 11, 2012 on Milwaukee's south side.

According to a criminal complaint, Gullicksen was questioned about that shooting and she "felt disrespected" by a female police officer.

That officer happens to be the blood relative of a rival gang's leader.

Fearing a plot, the five cooked up a plan. They would kill the rival gang leader, the female officer and a male police officer who had caused trouble for the La Familia gang.

Charging documents show they had hoped "...a 'two for one' would occur..." where the gang leader and female officer would be killed together.

They also discussed killing the male officer "...off-duty at his home cutting the grass or playing ball."

While the two targeted officers are named in the complaint, TODAY'S TMJ4 is not identifying them, for their safety.

Jail records confirm at least three of the five charged are still in custody.

Milwaukee Police did not return a request for comment.