Suspect in carjacking who shot man in jaw injured in separate incident
MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee teenager allegedly carjacked one-too-many people, and now he may be paralyzed for the rest of his life.
The 15-year-old was shot when he tried to carjack a woman who had a concealed carry permit.
The day before, the teenager shot Claudiare Motley in the jaw, during another car-jacking.
Finding out the teenager who pulled the trigger has been caught, is helping Motley heal.
"It's very relieving," Motley says. "We were hoping and praying that we'd get justice for what happened."
But knowing the teenage suspect is in the hospital, and may be paralyzed, is difficult.
"Too many times in today's community these kids are recklessly throwing away their lives by making decisions that forever change their future," Motley says.
The day after shooting Motley, the teen tried to carjack a woman in front of her home near 14th Street and Olive Street. She had a concealed carry permit, and shot him during the struggle.
Motley's wife says it proves that terrorizing people has consequences.
"It's unfortunate that this 15-year-old is now a victim," Kimberley Motley says. "But he made my husband a victim with his bad decision. That's sort of the price you pay when you shoot a man in the face, and try to victimize a woman who has a concealed carry permit."
Police believe the teen is part of a much larger "carjacking ring" that's been targeting people throughout Milwaukee and Wauwatosa. They expect to make more arrests soon.