Wednesday, May 25, 2011

31-year-old Man Killed Over Dollar Drink At La Piazza

Luis E. Santiago

Suspect shoots brothers over drink

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 25, 2011

Milwaukee - On early Tuesday, police responded to a shooting before 1:00 a.m. at La Piazza Restaurant, 1504 E. North Ave. where investigators found two men shot inside. Luis E. Santiago, 31, an off-duty bartender at the restaurant was fatally shot several times in the back and neck. His brother, Antonio Santiago, 28, who was at the bar was also critically shot, but survived the shooting, according to police.
La Piazza was scheduled to close it doors permanently on May 29. The restaurant was having a $1 drink special on Monday night. When one of the Santiago's mistakenly took a drink from the bar belonging to someone else and sparked an argument with three men. One of the men took out a weapon and shot the Santiago's.
Police have two suspects in custody and a third man is being sought.

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