21-year-old suspect has been charged for a Milwaukee Southside double homicide over a drug deal gone bad.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
July 16, 2015
Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Curtis Wilke, 21, aka, "Carlitos" of Milwaukee was charged with two felony counts for first-degree reckless homicide for the July 7 Milwaukee Southside double homicide of Victor Omar Burgos Rosario, 29, and Wilbert Saurez-Otero, 29. A $300,000 cash bond was set for Wilke when he was taken into custody on July 13. The bond was reduced on Thursday to $100,000 cash when he appeared in court, according to court records. If convicted of double homicide, Wilke is facing up to 60 years in prison for each count.
According to a July 11 search warrant affidavit, Wilke allegedly shot both victims in the head after an apparent cocaine deal gone bad at the 600 block of W. Arthur Ave.
A witness told police, that Saurez-Otero wanted to buy cocaine from Burgos Rosario, but he didn't have any to sell. So, they contacted Wilke for the cocaine and waited for him on W. Arthur Ave. near where Burgos Rosario resided. While both victims were waiting for Wilke, they decide to rob him, according to the witness. The witness didn't see the shooting, but told police that he went back to Burgos Rosario's home to wait afterwards.
Apparently, Wilke shot both victims in the head and were found in the street by police. Police found a kitchen style knife on Saurez-Otero's body and a pair of scissors on Burgos Rosario's body.
Police executed a search warrant at Wilke's residence and found a manual for a Ruger SP 101 of a .357 Cal. Magnum model revolver. The weapon was not recovered. Forensic results indicate the victims were shot with .357 Cal. handgun. The weapon can shoot both .38 and .357 Cal. bullets.
Police were able to recover video surveillance footage from a grocery store on the corner showing Wilke arriving in his vehicle and then leaving the crime scene. The vehicle that Wilke was driving at the time of the double homicides is missing.