Thursday, January 17, 2013

La Familia Gang Murder Plot To Kill Four Milwaukee Cops

Gabriel Guerrero, Joe Frazier, Eliezer Cruz Jr., Maricela Gullicksen and Michael Geluk

Court records indicate that Milwaukee police executed several warrants to acquire prepaid cell-phones and weapons in alleged plot by members of La Familia gang to kill five people including four police officers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 17, 2013

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Milwaukee police confirmed that  several warrants were executed to acquire prepaid cell-phones and weapons to be used in plot to murder five people, including four Milwaukee police officers from the Police 2nd District Station. The murder plot was discovered in September after several tips to police were made about the plan to commit multiple murders.
The criminal complaint states that one of the key gang members planning the murder and an informant tipped police about the plot.
Five men and a woman, Eliezer Cruz Jr., 20, Joe Frazier, 20, Michael Geluk, 21, Gabriel Guerrero, 24, and Maricela Gullicksen, 29, are facing a felony charge each for conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide, according to Milwaukee County Circuit Court records. The suspects are known members of La Familia gang. If convicted, each suspect is facing up to 60 years in prison.
Police confiscated cell phones that had been already purchasd by Guerrero and were supposed to be thrown away after the murders had taken place. The criminal complaint says, Cruz came up with the idea to provide decoys to lure two officers to an area to kill them or to shoot the officers at home while they did outdoor chores. Another officer was suppose to be killed at a relative's home. All four officers that were targeted to be kill were named in the criminal complaint.
Frazier was suppose to be the main shooter. Geluk would be a lookout while the crimes occurred. Guerrero planned the murder plot and Gullicksen knew of the plot and encouraged it.
The murder plot was initiated after August 11, 2012 when two alleged gang members, Anthony Johnson and Cassandra Barbossa (Barossa) were shot and wounded near S. 6th Street and W. Lapham. One of their targets, Robert R. Lopez, aka, "Puppet" leader of Los Primos (a southside rival gang member) is related to a Milwaukee officer who became a second target. Three other officers were also targeted in the murder plot.
Police confiscated seven weapons from a relative's home of one of the suspects, that included a 12-gauge shotgun and an Ak 47 assault rifle.
The murder plot was triggered by taking revenge for the August shooting. Police continue their investigation into the murder plot and other arrests could result from the investigation.

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