46-year-old Tracy Smith, a sergeant with the state department of corrections, was shot to death following a minor traffic accident.
Tracy was teaching her 17-year-old son how to drive when they got into a minor traffic accident with the yet to be identified
Milwaukee police gathered Friday evening at 51st and Capitol, trying to learn what led to gunfire and death.
“I don’t know what to say. But I know one thing, the way my daughter lost her life, it wasn’t right,” her father, Ollie Luckett, said. “It ain’t right.”
He blames it on reckless driving and road rage.
“You know how it is on these streets,” he said. “You probably ride it. You know how these people are acting. It’s ridiculous. My daughter shouldn’t have lost her life like that.”
Her son tried to help his mom, driving her to the hospital, but she died.
The shooter drove off but police later made an arrest.
“She was a beautiful person,” Luckett said. “She knew how to treat people. She knew how to talk to people. She was wonderful. That was my oldest daughter. And I wish you knew how I feel.”
Milwaukee police will only say they have a 35-year-old man in custody, and they’re working on formal charges.