Cudahy man charged with murder on Johnson’s Park Memorial Day


Prosecutors on Memorial Day indicted a 33-year-old Cudahy man in what the sheriff called a “cold blooded murder” in Johnson’s Park, Milwaukee.

Ten days after the killing, a suspect – now identified as Charles Reddic – was arrested with the help of the US Marshals and Greenfield Police.

Reddic is charged with reckless first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon after gunfire erupted in Johnson’s Park on Memorial Day, killing 29-year-old David Hughes.

Court documents state that on May 31, a witness was with Hughes when she “noticed someone was walking on her and the victim”. She told authorities she turned to see Reddic emerge from behind Hughes and “shoot him in the back of the head”.

The witness asked Reddic to stop. According to the prosecutor, Reddic removed a mask from his face and shot “four to five times”. The witness told investigators she believed Reddic “wanted the victim to see who shot him”.

After the shooting, the Cudahy man also searched the victim’s pockets and grabbed his belt pouch, according to documents.

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An autopsy revealed that Hughes was shot eight times.

“We see this all over town. Crime is clearly increasing, homicides are clearly higher, and it’s just pointless, ”said Inspector Daniel Hughes of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office on May 31st.

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During a press conference on the night of the murder, Hughes called for the entire community to come together to quell the violence – a call that still reverberates after several days of rampant shootings across Milwaukee.

“We have to do this, we have to do it now and it is a team effort from everyone involved,” said Inspector Hughes.

The cash loan for Reddic was set at $ 100,000. He is due to appear in court again on Monday, June 21.


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