2 captured in fatal $14 robbery

Services held for victim
July 30, 2009 5:06:03 PM PDT
Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are questioning two men in connection with a deadly restaurant robbery earlier this week. An 18-year-old worker was killed and the restaurant's manager was wounded. VIDEOS:
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The shootings took place Sunday night at Shirl's Drive In Restaurant in Kenosha.

Police say tips led them to the two suspects who have yet to be charged in the case.

While it's good news for Kenosha, the two suspects are now in custody, it's really little consolation for the family who had to bury their son. Funeral services for 18-year-old Robert Wilde took place Thursday at a funeral home in Kenosha.

"I just came from the wake, which was really heartbreaking there, because the parents are really having a bad time. But the whole community has come out to go and pay their last respects. It's been very sad," said Barbara Elliott, Kenosha resident.

The two suspects who were wanted for questioning in Wilde's murder and the shooting of James Hagelund are under arrest and are being jailed in Kenosha. One of the suspects, Daniel Gonzalez, was arrested Wednesday night without incident and taken into custody.

"The statement was obtained from Gonzalez, who is being held in the public safety building jail on a felony parole warrant through Illinois," said Sgt. Hugh Rafferty, Kenosha Police.

The other suspect, Julian Miller, was taken into custody near Washington Road and 39th Avenue. Rafferty says Miller tried to flee but was apprehended.

"We had information that he was walking in the area. So we went to the area and spotted him. He tried to run and we took him into custody," said Officer Aaron Dillhoff, Kenosha Gang Crimes Unit.

"Miller resisted and was tasered by an officer. A gang unit officer who injured his hand during the struggle was treated at a local hospital for a jammed finger and was then released," Rafferty said.

Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman thanked the police department for their work and talked about their recent wave of crimes in his city.

"During the last couple of weeks a number of bad actors have been causing our community grief. Attempted armed robberies, local gas stations and an attempted robbery at two local fast food businesses, a double shooting in the Wilson neighborhood and now this crime, which was perpetrated on Sunday at Shirl's. Here's the good news for Kenosha: each and every one of these people, alleged perpetrators, is behind bars," said Bosman.


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